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Tragedy strikes as Coromandel Express collides, leaving 50+ dead

In a devastating Coromandel Express accident, over 50 passengers lost their lives, and 179 others sustained injuries when the train collided with a stationary goods train near Bahanaga in the neighboring state of Odisha on Friday night. According to reports, the condition of some passengers is said to be critical.

The injured have been shifted to nearby hospitals, while the rescue operation is still underway. Rescue teams are struggling to extricate the passengers trapped in the coaches. Seven coaches have fallen aside due to the collision. The Coromandel Express accident occurred while the train was en route from Shalimar to Chennai in Odisha.

Immediate service was provided by five ambulances to shift the injured to hospitals, and an additional 60 ambulance services were dispatched to the area. A control room has been set up at Baleswar with a toll-free number (06782262286) to provide information about the victims. To expedite the rescue operation, four teams from the state and three NDRF teams have been deployed at the accident site. Meanwhile, all hospitals in Baleswar have been alerted and directed to be available around the clock. The train departs daily from Shalimar at 3:20 p.m. and reaches Chennai at 4:50 p.m. the next day. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

expressed shock over the accident and announced that a six-member team from her state would be sent to the accident site.

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