Number of those killed as result of railway disaster in India increased to 288

The number of those killed as a result of a collision of railway trains in east of India increased to 288.

This is reported on Saturday by Indian media.

According to their reports, the number of victims is about 1000 people.

The disaster occurred in the area of ​​the city of Balaor. According to one version, the passenger train Bangalor – Calcutta partially left the rails after a collision with another passenger team. Some of the wagons were on the neighboring paths, and a speedy train “Koromandelsky Express”, which was from Calcutta in Chennai, crashed into them.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences in connection with what happened and contacted the Minister of Transport to clarify the details.

The search and rescue operation continues at the site of the disaster.