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Exgratia For Rail Victims

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the death of passengers in a train accident at korei.

The Chief Minister Conveys his deep sympathy to the bereaved families and announced exgratia of Rs two lakh each to the next of the kin of the victims

The Chief Minister has directed the State Administration to expedite rescue operation and provide adequate treatment for the injured persons and asked the Minister Revenue and Disaster Management Pramilla Mallick to visit the spot and take stock.

Three persons were killed and several others injured after a goods train crashed into the waiting hall at Jajpur’s Korai station in Bhadrak-Kapilas Road Railway Section under Khurda Road Railway Division of East Coast Railway in the wee hours of Monday.

The train was on its way from Bhadrak to Cuttack when around three to four coaches of the train derailed and rammed into the waiting hall. Railway Station building was also damaged due to the derailment.

Both the lines on the site have been blocked. Accident Relief Train and Accident Relief Medical Team are ordered to reach the site immediately. DRM Khurda Road along with other Branch officers have rushed to the accident spot.

Fire Services have been pressed into service and Teams of Firemen from Korai, Jajpur Road and Baitarani Road have joined rescue operations.