Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at the accident site in Odisha. He will take stock of one of the most horrific train accidents in recent memory, which has according to latest estimates killed over 261 people and over 1000 people injured.
PM Modi landed in an Air Force chopper near the site of the incident at Bahanaga Bazar Station in Balasore district.
At Bahanaga Bazar Station in Balasore district, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Coromandel Express, and the freight train were involved in a three-way accident on three different tracks.
He will visit the injured at the Balasore District Hospital to meet the crash survivors.
Earlier today, PM Modi convened a meeting to review the situation in connection with the rail accident.
The catastrophe that occurred on Friday night resulted in the derailment and significant damage of 17 passenger train cars.
According to the preliminary report by the State Emergency Operation Center, around 900 people are injured.
Seven National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Teams, five Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) Units and 24 Fire Services and Emergency Units engaged in rescue operations.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed Mi-17 helicopters for the evacuation of the deceased and injured.
According to the Eastern Command, IAF is coordinating the rescue efforts with the civil administration and Indian Railways. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also visited the accident site to take stock of the situation.