Odisha train tragedy: Assam man rescued alive 48 hours after mishap


In a miraculous escape, a 35-year-old man from Assam survived the deadliest triple train crash at Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore district that claimed over 280 lives and injured closed to 1000 people.

Dulai Mazumdar, a resident of Assam, has been rescued alive 48 hours after the accident.

According to sources, Mazumdar was onboard the Coromandel Express when the train met with an accident on Friday. 

Mazumdar was thrown out of the train and landed around 200 metres away from the tracks following the collision. The Soro police rescued him in critical condition, 48 hours after the incident, sources informed.

At first, Mazumdar was rushed to Soro hospital and later shifted to Balasore hospital after his condition deteriorated.

As per reports, although his condition is said to be stable, but he is still not out of danger. 

Another survivor from Assam, Rupak Das is also admitted at a hospital in Cuttack. 

Notably, over 280 people were killed in the triple train accident involving Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah super fast and a goods train in Balasore.

According to Odisha Health Department officials, as many as 260 people, who sustained injuries in the triple train accident, are undergoing treatment in various hospitals across the State, while around 900 have been discharged so far.