A purported video of the catastrophic Odisha train accident captured from within a Coromandel Express train compartment has gone viral on social media.
The 25-second video footage captured before the disaster depicts horrific scenes of destruction.
The viral video is from one of the train’s sleeper carriages, where a member of staff is scrubbing the floor while the majority of passengers are asleep. June 2 at 7 p.m., the Coromandel Express collided with a stationary freight train, derailing the majority of its carriages.
Several of these fell on the last few carriages of the Bengaluru-Howrah Express, which was traveling by at the time.
The catastrophe resulted in 288 fatalities and over 1,200 injuries.
The Central Bureau of Investigation began its investigation into the triple train accident on Tuesday.
The CBI initiated its investigation by filing a First Information Report (FIR) under IPC sections 337, 338, 304A (causing death by negligence), and 34 (common intention), and sections 153 (unlawful and negligent action endangering the lives of Railway passengers), 154, and 175 (endangering lives) of the Railways Act.
Note: Dukaan Master could not independently verify the authenticity of the video.
Even days after the tragic three-train accident in Balasore, Odisha, relatives of the deceased are still attempting to identify their loved ones. They have congregated at the AIIMS in Bhubaneswar to provide DNA samples in order to claim the corpses being held at AIIMS and five other centers.
On Tuesday, Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena revised the number of fatalities resulting from the Balasore Train accident to 288, he said. 193 corpses were sent to Bhubaneswar, while 94 bodies were transferred in Balasore.
A relative received the corpse of a patient who perished while receiving treatment for his injuries at Bhadrak Hospital.