Speaking on Coromandel Express Derailment, the Chief Secretary of Odisha Pradeep Jena on June 3 informed that 233* dead bodies have been recovered. He said, “So far around 900 passengers have been injured and are being treated in various hospitals in Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Cuttack districts. So far, 233* dead bodies have been recovered. The search and rescue operation is going on. One bogie which is severely damaged is left; NDRF, ODRAF & Fire Service are still working to cut the bogie & try to recover the living or the dead.”
*The death toll has risen to 238.