Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin revealed that no passenger from the state was either admitted to the hospital or lost his life in the train accident in Balasore, Odisha on June 2.
Tamil Nadu Minister spoke to the media on Sunday and revealed that all TN passengers are safe. “We inspected the hospital where people are getting treatment after train accident. We got to know that no Tamilians were admitted at the hospital. None of the Tamil Nadu passengers lost their lives there as of now, all are safe,” ANI quoted Udhayanidhi Stalin as saying.
Udhayanidhi Stalin added, “28 out of 127 people who had booked to travel by train were Tamils. Out of which 21 were found to be fine. Rest are also fine confirmed by people who are with them. This accident should not have happened, the Union Government should find out what caused this damage and take appropriate action.”
The horrific train collision involved the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train. The crash saw one train ram so hard into the other that carriages were lifted high into the air, twisting and then smashing off the tracks. Another carriage had been tossed entirely onto its roof, crushing the passenger section, reported the NDTV. Over 3,400 passengers were travelling in two trains. At least 288 people have been killed and over 1000 were injured in the accident. “We met the patients and doctors at Soro Hospital. Special trains are being run from Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ranchi, Kolkata and other places so that patients can reach their homes, after their treatment: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.