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Prime Minister Narendra Modi while seeing first hand the enormity of the Balasore train tragedy stated that none will be spared and strong action will be taken against those found guilty.

When the reports came-in late on Saturday night, the toll has risen to 288 dead while about 900 were injured admitted to various local hospitals.

Three trains had collied at around 7 pm on Friday night, 2nd of June in Balasore in Odisha.

The Prime Ministe said, ” The accident has moved all of us. Order is issued to inquire the accident from all aspects and guilty will not be spared. ”

After visiting the accident site and interacting with the injured at the Balasore district headquarter hospital, the Prime Minister said, “It is a very tragic incident and he has no word to describe it.”

He said, “The people we lost cannot be taken back but the government is with the family members of the victims. ”

Modi said he prayed God to give enough strength in this hour of crisis to overcome the tragedy.

“Odisha government and the administration and the people of the area have tried their best to help in rescue operation. They toiled hard throughout the night to donate blood and help in the rescue operation,” the Prime Minister said and bowed to the local people for their assistance .

He thanked the Odisha government, the local administration and the common people who toiled for the whole night and extended their support in the rescue operation.

He said the incident has taught many lessons. System will be strengthened to give security to the citizens.

The Prime Minister, who arrived at Bahanaga, by a special Airforce Helicopter from Kalaikunda Airbase, reviewed the relief works that are underway with high Railway officials and Railway.