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India Rail Accident Investigations: The Coromandel Express entered the wrong line and collided with a stopped goods train


Initial investigations into the three train accidents in India on Friday evening revealed that the Coromandel Express train, which was involved in the tragic railway accident in the Indian state of Odisha, accidentally entered a loop side line and collided with a goods train that was stopped there, instead of taking the main line before the Bahanagar station. Bazaar directly, according to the news agency “Press Trust” of India today, Saturday.

The carriages of the other “Bengaluru-Hora Superfast Express” train overturned after colliding with the coaches of the Coromandel Express, which were scattered on the adjacent track.

While the Coromandel Express was traveling at 128 kilometers per hour, the Bengaluru-Howa Superfast Express was traveling at 116 kilometers per hour. Sources stated that the report was referred to the Railways Board.

The death toll from the three train collision in Balasore district of Odisha state has risen to at least 288, in one of the worst accidents of its kind in India in decades.