Four days after the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express was involved in a triple train accident near Bahanagar Bazar station in Odisha’s Balasore district, the downbound train from Chennai crossed the accident site at a speed of 30kmph on Tuesday.
As the train passes, a large number of spectators witness the locomotive chug in the distance.
More than 70 trains including the Vande Bharat Express have crossed Bahanaga Bazar Station as both the up and down lines were restored on Sunday evening.
The three trains involved in the major accident that claimed 278 lives and injured 1200, were the Howrah-Chennai Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah Express and a stationary goods train.
The CBI on Tuesday took over the case of Balasore GRP No. 64 registered by Odisha Police.
Khurda Road Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Rinkesh Ray said on Monday out of 278 bodies, 177 were identified while unclaimed bodies were kept in six different hospitals.
Roy said the Railways has deputed people in states like Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to find any missing person.
He said the bodies will be preserved in a scientific manner.