Medinipur (WB): A bus transporting injured passengers from the Balasore train crash site met with an accident in Medinipur, Bengal on Saturday, June 3. These passengers had sustained injuries in the triple-train mishap that took place in Odisha’s Balasore on June 2.
The accident caused significant traffic congestion on the national highway in Medinipur as the bus collided head-on with a pick-up van. The injured passengers were being transferred to various districts in Bengal to receive medical treatment.
Initial reports suggest that several individuals on the bus suffered minor injuries. The police promptly initiated rescue operations and facilitated the transportation of the injured to different healthcare facilities across West Bengal.
The earlier train accident in Balasore involved three trains: the Kolkata-Chennai Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, and a goods train. Tragically, the incident has resulted in a substantial loss of life, with at least 280 people reported dead and over 900 injured.
The accident took place near the Bahanaga Baazar station in Balasore district, approximately 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar, around 7 pm.
To aid in the rescue efforts, the Army joined forces with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), several fire units, and ambulances. Medical and engineering teams from the Army, along with ambulances and support services, were swiftly deployed from the Eastern Command. Multiple bases were utilized to ensure their timely arrival at the incident site.