Baleswar: In a major train mishap, several bogies of Coromandel superfast express derailed near Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district on Friday evening. Several passengers have been feared critically injured while many others are reportedly trapped under the derailed coaches.

The mishap happened after Coromandel Express (12841) hit a goods trains and derailed. Later, Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast (12864) collided with the derailed trains and also derailed. Local people along with police and fire services personnel launched rescue operations. The injured are being shifted to the hospital.

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed the Collector to reach the spot immediately and supervise the rescue operation. The SRC also issued a helpline no 6782262286.

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