US envoy Eric Garcetti offers condolences to victims' families in Odisha's train crash

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani • 4 Months ago
The death toll in the train tragedy is nearing 300
The death toll in the train tragedy is nearing 300


New Delhi

US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti on Saturday offered condolences to the families of victims who lost their lives in a train accident in Odisha. He stated that the US stands with India in this time of grief.

Meanwhile, the Embassy of Italy in India also offered condolences to the families of the victims of the train accident in Odisha's Balasore.

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani tweeted, "The Italian Government expresses deep condolences to #India for the tragic railway accident that occurred today in Balasore. A prayer for the victims and injured, I hope those still trapped will be rescued."

The death toll in the Odisha train accident involving two express trains -- Bengaluru-Howrah Express and Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express -- and a goods train in Balasore has risen to 238, South Eastern Railway said on Saturday. It further said that food packets, tea and water is being given to passengers.

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Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw reached the spot and supervised the rescue operation. Vaishnaw on Saturday said that a detailed inquiry will be conducted into the accident.