According to officials, a 17-year-old Bihar native died from his injuries on Friday at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, bringing the total number of fatalities in the Bahanaga Bazar train catastrophe to 290.
Prakash Ram, who was a passenger on the tragic Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express on June 2 when it was involved in the accident, was receiving care at the state-run hospital’s surgery wing, he said.
He was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition and had suffered serious head, leg, and abdominal injuries.
His condition has gotten worse over the past three days, according to the hospital’s administration, despite having part of his left leg amputated below the knee.
The hospital notified the local police about Prakash’s passing, and following the post-mortem, the family will receive the body.
According to Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra, hospital director, the patient got an infection following a blood transfusion, thus three days prior, surgeons had to do a second amputation above the left knee.
The patient was doing fine up until Thursday night; he was speaking and eating. But on Friday morning, he passed away abruptly.He had sustained several wounds that affected various organs and systems. We are looking into the specifics, thus we are unable to say the precise cause at this time.