Commissioner of Railway Safety to probe Odisha train mishap

Bhubaneswar: The Commissioner of Railway Safety (South Eastern Circle) will probe the mishap involving three trains near Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district of Odisha on June 2.

As many as 275 passengers were killed and around 1,000 more sustained injuries in the mishap, stated to be the worst railway accident since 1995.

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (South Eastern Circle) will hold a statutory enquiry from 09:00 hrs of June 5 (Monday) and June 6 (Tuesday) in the South Institute at Kharagpur in connection with the derailment of (12841) Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and (12864) SMVT Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express at Bahanaga Bazar station near Balasore on June 2, said a release issued by the Indian Railways today.

Rail users, local public and others may depose before the commission and provide any information related to the accident, it added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the accident spot yesterday, had assured that stern action will be taken against the guilty.

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