On June 2, a devastating triple-train accident occurred in Balasore, Odisha, which claimed the lives of 295 passengers and left 176 others seriously injured. The accident was a result of lapses in the signalling-circuit alteration that took place during the replacement of an electric lifting barrier at the railway crossing. Investigations are currently underway to determine the exact cause of the lapses and hold those responsible accountable. This tragic incident highlights the importance of thorough safety protocols and proper maintenance in the railway system to prevent such accidents in the future.
Today: December 6, 2023