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Witnesses recall horrific details as India train crash toll passes 260

By Karishma Mehrotra

03 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. 261 people have died and 900 people have been injured in a three-train pileup near Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore, India

NEW DELHI - A massive operation tried to rescue more than a thousand people on Saturday afternoon as the death toll from a three-train pileup rose to 261 in one of the worst train accidents in India's history, a spokesperson with the South Eastern Railway told The Washington Post.

Roughly 900 people were injured in the collision near Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore, a district in the state of Odisha, the state's Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena said.

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