The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has expressed deep sadness over the train accident in Odisha that left over 1000 people injured and as many as 280 people dead.
Thes accident happened when the Coromandel Express and the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express collided, while a goods train also was involved in the accident.
The CBCI expresses its prayers and sympathies on the sad demise of so many people and prays for quick recovery of the injured.
The CBCI also calls up on the government to find out the cause of such a huge mishap and to take steps to see that in the future such massive tragedies are avoided.
Meanwhile, the railways have initiated a high-level probe into the train crash in Odisha to be headed by the commissioner of railway safety, South Eastern Circle.
The commissioner of railway safety works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation and investigates all such accidents.
Officials in Bhubaneswar said 200 ambulances, 50 buses and 45 mobile health units were working at the accident site, besides 1,200 personnel.