Odisha train accident: School building where bodies were kept to be demolished!

Bhubaneswar: The building of the Bahanaga Bazar High School in Odisha’s Balasore district, where the bodies of the train accident victims were kept, might be demolished, informed Balasore Collector Dattatraya Bhausaheb Shinde after visiting the educational institution.

“The school managing committee will decide whether the particular building will be demolished or not. The students are apprehending that ‘ghosts’ are present in the building. However, such notions are baseless. It’s our duty to develop scientific temper among the students,” the Collector said.

The train accident involving Coromandel Express, SMVP-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train at Bahanaga on June 2 has claimed at least 288 lives.

The 65-year-old educational institution is located a few hundred metres away from the Bahanaga Bazar Station. On the fateful day, the bodies were kept at the school building temporarily after being recovered from the accident site. Some classrooms and a hall of the school were used to place the bodies.

The students of the school, on the other hand, are reluctant to attend classes after summer vacation as the building had turned into a mortuary-like place, few days ago.

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