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Odisha Train Accident: Passenger Trains Resume On Affected Tracks, Ashwini Vaishnaw Says Responsibility Not Over

Both goods train and passenger train services have resumed on the affected tracks of Odisha where the triple-train tragedy occurred on Friday leaving 288 people dead and more than 1000 people injured.

Odisha train accident: Restoration work underway
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The Indian Railways resumed passenger train services on the newly repaired tracks in Balasore, Odisha today. The tracks were affected by one of the deadliest train accidents in the country on Friday near Bhanaga Village of Balasore.

Yesterday the Union Railway Minister on Sunday reportedly waved a crew of a goods train through those tracks as they resumed their journey after 51 hours of the accident. Vaishnaw claimed that the accident occurred due to a 'change in electronic interlocking'.

According to reports, Vaishnaw has confirmed that the probe on the accident is done by the Central Bureau of Investigation, he said, "The way this accident happened, looking at the conditions, and according to the administrative information. The Railway Board is recommending the probe to the CBI."

While waving off the goods train on Sunday, Vaishnaw said, "Our goal is to make sure missing persons' family members can find them as soon as possible...our responsibility is not over yet." He could be seen praying as the train services resumed in the down-line of the accident spot.

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