Balasore Train Tragedy: Coromandel Express Back on Track, Commences Chennai Journey

Shalimar (WB): The Coromandel Express has finally resumed its services after the devastating triple train tragedy in Balasore, Odisha, which claimed the lives of 288 individuals. The train departed from Shalimar station in West Bengal on Wednesday, embarking on its journey to Chennai. This marks the first time the train has operated since the unfortunate accident on June 2.

The fatal incident involved the Yeshwantpur-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express, and a goods train. The collision occurred when the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express crashed into a stationary freight train, resulting in the derailment of several coaches. The Howrah Express, travelling from Yesvantpur, was also affected by the tragic event.

The Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express successfully traversed the restored railway track in Balasore on Monday, as passenger train services resumed in the district. This development brings a ray of hope amidst the grief and signifies a step forward in the recovery process.

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