A rescue and search operation being conduted after the accident involving three trains that claimed at least 261 people and left 900 others injured, in Balasore district, Saturday, June 3, 2023 | Photo: PTI
New Delhi: The death toll in Friday's train accident in Odisha's Balasore has climbed to 288, a railway official said.
Three trains -- Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train -- were involved in the accident, one of the worst railway tragedies of the country.
Citing reports available till 2 pm Saturday, the official said 288 people were killed in the accident.
The official said 803 people were injured in the accident. Of them, 56 suffered grievous injuries, the official added.
The two express trains were carrying nearly 2,000 people.