On Monday morning, India experienced one of its deadliest train crashes in decades. The train was traveling from Mumbai to Gorakhpur and derailed in the Balasore district of Odisha. The crash killed over 280 people and left 900 injured.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the scene of the crash and expressed his condolences to the victims and their families. He promised to provide assistance to those affected and said that an investigation would be launched to determine the cause of the crash.
As the news of the tragedy spread, politicians and VIPs made their way to the site to offer support and condolences. The Balasore district saw a beeline of politicians and leaders, some of them VIPs, arriving to offer condolences to families of those who lost their lives in the mishap.
In an exclusive report by India Today, it was revealed that preliminary inspection points towards a signal botch-up as the cause of the derailment. Investigations into the matter are ongoing, but it is clear that this is one of India’s worst rail disasters in recent memory.
The country is no stranger to train accidents, with many incidents of derailments and collisions occurring in the past. This has led to questions over the safety protocols in place and the need for increased investment in transportation infrastructure.
The tragedy has shaken the nation, and many are calling for action to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. The government has promised to take steps to improve safety measures and prevent accidents like this from occurring again.