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Days after a tragic train crash in Odisha, 101 bodies remain unidentified

In the train crash in Odisha, officials reported on Monday that 101 bodies have yet to be identified in the aftermath of the terrible railway accident in Odisha, which claimed at least 278 lives and injured over 1000 people.

According to Rinkesh Roy, Divisional Railway Manager of the Eastern Central Railways, about 200 persons are still being treated in various hospitals in Odisha.

“Approximately 1,100 people were injured in the accident, with approximately 900 being discharged after treatment.” Approximately 200 patients are being treated in various hospitals throughout the state. “101 bodies have yet to be identified out of the 278 people who died in the accident,” Mr Roy told ANI.

In Balasore, a terrible collision involving two passenger trains and a cargo train killed at least 275 people and injured over 1100 more. This horrific occurrence has had a widespread impact in India.

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“Of the total 193 bodies kept in Bhubaneswar, 80 bodies have been identified,” said Vijay Amrit Kulange, Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. 55 bodies have been returned to their families. The BMC’s helpline number 1929 has received over 200 calls. The deceased are being identified and returned to their families.”

Train crash in Odisha: PM Modi Visit to Balasore

When the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express collided with a halted goods train, many coaches’ derailment onto the opposite track occurred. Following that, the Howrah Express, which was travelling from Yesvantpur to Howrah, collided with the affected carriages at high speed, causing a severe derailment.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the injured at the hospital and took stock of the train crash in Odisha scene from the ground zero.

PM Modi also took over a high-level review meeting on the incident before departing for the mishap site.

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