India’s railway minister announced on Sunday that the cause and perpetrators of India’s worst train accident in decades have been identified. He mentioned an electronic signaling system. A provisional toll from Friday’s collision between three trains near Balasore in Odisha state, in the country’s east, suggests at least 288 people have died.
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“We have ascertained the cause of the accident and those responsible for it,” Ashwini Vaishnav told news agency ANI, adding that it was “not appropriate” to divulge further details before the incident. Final Inquiry Report. According to the minister, “the change in electronic interlocking is at the root of the accident”, referring to the complex signals that manage traffic on the tracks to prevent trains from colliding. He said that the culprit and the manner of the accident will be known only after a proper investigation.
Expressions of the “Times”.
At this stage chaos reigns but everyday life Times of IndiaCiting a preliminary investigation report, Sunday’s “human error” may have been responsible for the collision between three trains, one of the worst train disasters in the country’s history.
The Coromandel Express connecting Kolkata to Madras was given the green light to run on the main line on Friday, but was diverted due to human error on the track where a freight train was already present, the newspaper said. Then the passenger train collided with the freight vehicle at a speed of about 130 kmph. An express train running between Bengaluru and Calcutta collided with the back of three coaches and fell onto the adjacent tracks. It was this collision that caused the most damage, it added timesCiting the initial report.
Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena confirmed that 900 injured have been admitted to hospital.
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