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The train accident in Odisha's Balasore has left everyone in shock. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that electronic interlocking is the real reason for the accident. He said that it can be understood as if the route of interlocking could not be set properly, the route was set wrong. This is a technical or human error. But where the real mistake took place, it will be known soon after the full report comes out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over phone this morning and enquired about the latest situation.
Many other leaders, including PM Modi, visited the spot last day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the phone to take stock of the situation. Chief Minister Patnaik, while giving information to the PM, said that every possible action is being taken to save lives. While PM Modi thanked the Odisha government and people for prompt action, support in this hour of crisis.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured that all possible steps are being taken to save the lives of the injured passengers in various hospitals of the state. Doctors, medical students are trying their best to save lives. Doctors, students and common people are coming forward to donate blood for the injured persons. We follow a policy that underlines 'every life is precious', the CM said, adding that from rescue operations to taking the injured to hospitals, arranging treatment, we are leaving no stone unturned to save lives.
Elaborating on the latest situation, the
Odisha CM said that 1175 patients are admitted in various hospitals, out of which 793 have been discharged. The condition of most of the injured patients is stable. At present, 382 passengers are undergoing treatment at various government and private hospitals.
Prime Minister thanked the Chief Minister and the Odisha government for their prompt and efficient response during the crisis. Pm Modi also said that the Center is ready to provide any kind of assistance if needed. Pm Modi also praised the people of Odisha for their cooperation and timely help in this hour of crisis.
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