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170 bodies identified in the Odisha train accident

10:06 AM Jun 06, 2023 IST | Ground Report
170 bodies identified in the odisha train accident

The Odisha government provided an update on the tragic train accident near Bahanaga station, revealing that approximately 170 bodies have been identified so far.

Chief Secretary PK Jena has ensured that all necessary procedures are being followed and the bodies are being handed over for transport to their respective destinations. The government has taken responsibility for organizing free transport via hearses and vehicles for transporting dead bodies.


In a recent development, Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena has revised the final death toll from the Coromandel train crash to 275, correcting the previous tally of 288. This clarification is intended to provide accurate information about the unfortunate incident.

To help families in the identification process, the government has issued a helpline number (18003450061) for relatives of the deceased. This helpline is specifically dedicated to providing support and information to those who approach to identify their loved ones.


The government has also issued a helpline number: 18003450061 for the relatives of the dead bodies, who come for identification.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed concern over the reported death toll, stating that 61 people from her state have been confirmed dead and 182 people are still missing. These comments highlight the need for accurate information and continued efforts to locate those who are still missing after the tragic train accident.


Some deadliest train crashes in India

DateAccident DescriptionDeath Toll
June 6, 1981Train fell into the river Bagmati while crossing a bridge in Bihar750+
August 1995Purushottam Express collided with stationary Kalindi Express near Firozabad300+
July 1998Express train derailed and crashed into a monsoon-swollen lake in Quilon106
November 1998Jammu Tawi-Sealdah Express collided with three derailed coaches of Frontier Golden Temple Mail in Khanna, Punjab212
August 1999Collision between two trains near Calcutta285
November 20, 2016Indore-Rajendra Nagar Express crashed near Pukhrayan, Kanpur152
September 2002Howrah Rajdhani Express derailed over a bridge on the Dhave River in Rafiganj140

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