IN PHOTOS: PM Modi visits train crash site in Odisha, meets accident victims in hospital

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inspected the triple train accident site at Bahanaga in Odisha's Balasore district to take stock of relief operations. PM Modi was accompanied by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2023-06-03 05:53 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

PM Modi visited the train crash site on Saturday. Pics/PTI

Prime Minister Modi spoke to the Cabinet Secretary and Health Minister from the site. He asked them to ensure all help needed is provided to the injured and their families, said officials

PM Modi said that special care must be taken to ensure that the bereaved families don't face inconvenience and those affected keep getting assistance they require

During the visit, he also interacted with Odisha's Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Pramila Mallik as well as local police chief

PM Modi was briefed on the situation by both Vaishnaw as well as officers of the disaster management team which worked overnight to rescue people at the disaster site where at least 261 people have died and 900 more injured

PM Modi also met with victims of the train accident. He also inquired about the progress of restoration work launched at the mishap site. Before reaching accident site at Bahanaga Bazar, the PM had chaired a high level meeting in New Delhi on the train accident

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