A rescue team was formed on the order of the chief minister of tamil Nadu to provide necessary medical and other assistance to passengers from tamil Nadu who were injured in a major train accident in Balasore, odisha, and to identify the deceased and help their families. Also, a 24-hour control room has been set up and is functioning in full swing at the State Emergency Operations Center in Ezhilakam, chennai, in order to get information about the rescue operations and to enable the relatives of the passengers to know the details of the passengers.
In this case, on the order of the chief minister, the list of passengers who booked to travel on the Coromandel Express train from Howrah to chennai has been obtained from the Southern Railway and a list of 127 persons with tamil names and addresses in tamil Nadu has been prepared.
Out of the 127 persons on the list prepared so far, the State Emergency Operations Center has been contacted, of which 119 persons are safe. The remaining 8 persons could not be contacted as they had no mobile phone number and address. The rescue team stationed in odisha and the control room of the Revenue and Disaster Management Department are working together to collect the details of the uncontactable persons.
Also, it is revealed that no one from tamil Nadu has lost their lives in this train accident in odisha so far. Further, it has been revealed that none of the people from tamil Nadu have received treatment for injuries in the accident so far.
In this case, based on the information collected so far, (1) Narakanigopi, male, age - 34, (2) Karthik, male, age -19, (3) Raghunath, male, who are unable to be contacted. Age - 21, (4) Meena, Female, Age - 66, (5) A. Jagatheesan, Male, Age - 47, (6) Kamal, Male, Age - 26, (7) Kalpana, Female, Age - 19, (8) Arun, Male, Age - 21, Relatives and friends of these 8 persons are: The tamil Nadu government had issued a press release saying that those who know the information are requested to inform the State Emergency Operations Center on the numbers.
Unable to contact 5 people: 8 people from tamil Nadu were being searched for in the odisha train accident, 3 people have been found safe. Out of these 8 people, Gopi from coimbatore and Jagatheesan from chennai have returned home safely. Also, it has been revealed that Kamal was not traveling in the accident train. This information has been confirmed by fellow travelers.
Apart from these 3, 5 people - Karthik, Raghunath, Meena, Kalpana and Arun - could not be contacted, the State Emergency Operations Center in Ezhilagam said.
Information about them can also be reported on the State Emergency Operations Center helpline numbers, toll-free – 1070 and mobile – 9445869843. This is stated in it.