New Delhi: The authorities have issued at least 12 helpline numbers after over 233 people were killed and at least 900 people sustained injuries in a train accident in Odisha’s Balasore that involved Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express.
According to reports, many people are feared trapped and search and rescue operations are on.
Coromandel Express, which was going from Kolkata to Chennai, rammed into the derailed coaches of the other train, which was going from Bengaluru to Kolkata.
Over a hundred National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel have been involved in the rescue operations.
Three teams of the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and four units of Odisha’s DRF along with 60 ambulances were mobilized for the search and rescue operation.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik directed revenue minister Pramila Swain and special relief commissioner Satyabrata Sahu to rush to the accident spot and coordinate rescue and relief operations.
The emergency control room has been activated in West Bengal and the helpline numbers have been issued:
Here is the full list of helpline numbers for train accident in Odisha
Jajpur Keonihar Road: 8455889906
Khurda Road: 6370108046
Howrah Helpline Number: 033-26382217
Kharagpur Helpline Number: 8972073925 & 9332392339
Balasore Helpline Number: 8249591559 & 7978418322
Shalimar Helpline Number: 9903370746