More than 270 dead and more than a thousand injured after a train accident in India

Multiple train accident in India leaves more than 270 dead and more than a thousand injured, where hundreds of ambulances and several buses have been sent to rescue people.

The deadly accident occurred in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, where one train derailed and collided with another train, according to the state railway company.

Two days after the accident, it has been confirmed that the rescue is still ongoing, and that people have been found with head injuries, according to the Odisha Fire Service.

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According to the authorities, the cause of the accident occurred when one of the trains ended up entering a service track, when it was already occupied by another vehicle, and also the change of track is done with a computerized system so that the trains do not confuse the tracks.

During a press conference, one of the Indian Railways executives, Jaya Varma Sinha, commented that something had happened with the signaling system, a kind of malfunction.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during a visit to the disaster area announced that the culprits will be found guilty once it is known who they are and that they will be severely punished.