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Balasore death toll now reaches to 292

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Balasore death toll now reaches to 292

Odisha Balasore Train accident
Odisha Balasore Train accident

A passenger from West Bengal, age 24, passed away from his injuries at a government-run hospital in Cuttack on Sunday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the Balasore train tragedy to 292, according to an official.

Paltu Naskar passed away during the day while receiving care at SCB Medical College and Hospital’s central intensive care unit, according to him.

Naskar lived in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas. An East Coast Railway official stated that the man was hurt in the train accident on June 2 and was admitted to the hospital in severe condition. The official added that the man was placed on ventilator support on June 17 as his health worsened.

An official from the hospital stated, “Of the 205 injured patients admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, 45 are still under treatment, including 12 in ICU.”

Two of the 12 patients in the ICU still have critical conditions, he said.

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At the quadruple train catastrophe earlier this month, 287 people perished immediately, five more perished from their injuries in hospitals, and 1,208 others were hurt.

A freight train, the Bengaluru-Howrah Super Fast Express, and the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express were all involved in the pile-up, which is today regarded as one of India’s worst train catastrophes.

On June 2, at around 7 p.m., close to the Bahanaga Bazar station, the Coromandel Express collided with a stopped goods train, derailing the majority of its carriages.

The last few coaches of the Bengaluru-Howrah Express, which was travelling by at the same moment, were struck by a few coaches of the Coromandel Express.

At the AIIMS in Bhubaneswar, 81 bodies are still unidentified in the meantime.

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