Four days after the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express was involved in a triple train accident near Bahanagar Bazar station in Odisha’s Balasore district, the down train from Chennai on Tuesday crossed the accident site at a speed of 30 kmph.
A large number of onlookers watched the locomotive chug through the distance as the train passed.
More than 70 trains, including the Vande Bharat Express, have so far passed through Bahanaga Bazar station since both the up and down lines were restored on Sunday night.
The three trains involved in the major accident that killed 278 people and injured 1200 were the Howrah-Chennai Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru-Howrah Express and a stationary goods train.
The CBI on Tuesday took over GRP Case No. 64 of Balaso registered by Odisha Police.
Khurda Road Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Rinkesh Roy said on Monday that 177 of the 278 bodies have been identified and the unclaimed bodies have been kept in six different hospitals.
Roy said the Railways has deployed people to trace the missing persons in states like Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
He said the dead bodies will be preserved scientifically.
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