Odisha train accident: Victim undergoing treatment at SCB dies

Cuttack: A victim in the most horrific Odisha train accident died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here, family source informed today.

The deceased person has been identified as Bijay Paswan from Bihar state.

According to reports, the victim was admitted to the SCB Hospital in critical condition after the disastrous triple train mishap near Bahanaga Railway Station in Balasore district on June 2. He was travelling along with his relative on Chennai-bound Coromandel Express on the fateful evening when the train collided with a stationary goods train and Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express on separate tracks killing more than 200 passengers on the spot.

“We reached the SCB Hospital at around 11 pm on June 2 for treatment. My maternal uncle was shifted to ICU, however he was fine till yesterday. At night, his blood pressure suddenly fell following which he complained of breathing problem. Today morning, his condition was not good. He was not able to speak. The doctors attending to him had no hope and assured us to try their best to save him. At 10 am today, the doctors told us that he was no more,” said Deepak, the deceased passenger’s nephew, who was also among other victims in the train accident.

Narrating about the deadly train accident, he said, “We were travelling to Palghar by Coromandel Express. There were 12 passengers in one compartment. My uncle sustained injuries on his neck in the incident. His body from neck to bottom was not functioning due to the injury. However, he was able to communicate with others. Out of 12 people, one died on the spot, two passengers including me stayed here and remaining nine, who had minor injuries on legs or hands, departed for their home state following treatment. I received injuries in my chest. The treatment was very good at the hospital, but God knows what happened to my uncle, he passed away.”

With death of the victim, the toll in Odisha train accident reached 289. However, no official confirmation has been made yet about the rise in death number.

As per official report, at least 288 people were killed in the triple train mishap in Odisha’s Balasore district on June 2. The incident occurred when the Coromandel Express hit a stationary goods train after entering the loop track. Its derailed carriages then collided with the two rear carriages of the Howrah Yesvantpur Express, another passenger train passing in the opposite direction on another track.

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