Bhubaneswar. Nearly a week after 288 people died in a horrific accident between three trains in Odisha’s Balasore, foul smell is emanating from the damaged coaches. Expressing concern over foul smell emanating from the damaged coach, local people near Bahanaga Bazar railway station expressed apprehension that some bodies are still buried in the bogies, but railway officials have dismissed such apprehensions.
Amid speculation that some bodies are still trapped in the Yesvantpur-Howrah Express compartment involved in the gruesome train accident, an official on Friday clarified that the coaches emanated the foul smell of rotten eggs and not human bodies. On June 2, 288 passengers were killed and more than 1,200 were injured in the train accident near Bahanga market in Balasore, Odisha.
Re-searching of coaches after public protest
People living near Bahanaga Bazar railway station complained of foul smell coming from a coach lying at the accident site and expressed apprehension that some bodies are still trapped in the coach. After raising hue and cry by the local people, the railway officials conducted searches with the help of the state government. Aditya Kumar Chowdhary, chief public relations officer of South-East Railway, told reporters, “It was found that the foul smell was not emanating from human dead bodies but from rotten eggs at the station.”
About 3 tonnes of eggs were being carried in the parcel van.
He said that about three tonnes of eggs were being carried in the parcel van of Yesvantpur-Howrah Express. Chaudhary said, “The foul smell was coming due to rotting eggs. We have removed the eggs from the accident site.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2023, 17:18 IST