Odisha train tragedy: CBI collects evidence from accident site

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is inquiring into the triple train tragedy in Odisha’s Balasore district, has collected evidence from the accident site and Bahanga station, where the accident took place on June 2 evening.

According to sources, the CBI officials visited the accident site and Bahanaga Bazar Railway station and spent nearly 45 minutes collecting vital information and evidence related to the accident this week.

The CBI team, along with the forensic and technical team, examined the main line, loop line, accident site, signalling room and station master’s office. They have examined all employees and seized mobile phones of some of the Railway employees, who were on duty when the accident took place, the source said.

The Railway Board had recommended a CBI probe into the tragic accident, in which the death toll has touched 288. A 10-member CBI team had reached Balasore earlier this week, and in addition to the CBI, the Railway Safety Commissioner is also investigating the accident.

“Both CBI and Railway Safety Commissioner are conducting their investigations separately and the central agency is collecting required evidence,” said Aditya Kumar Chaudhary, CPRO, South Eastern Railway.

Meanwhile, KIIT deemed University has announced to provide employment to one of the family members of the deceased of the train tragedy and free education to their children.

The train accident – the deadliest train crash in India in decades – claimed 288 lives including 39 from Odisha.

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