A hotline has been opened to provide information or query about Bangladeshis following the horrific train crash in India’s Odisha.
Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Kolkata issued a press release in this regard soon after the acci-dent.
It also expressed profound condolences to the families of victims of the tragic Coromandel Express acci-dent, and wished early recovery of the injured.
For further query it asked to contact +919038353533 (WhatsApp).
At least 280 bodies were recovered overnight and into Saturday morning, Sudhanshu Sarangi, director of Odisha’s fire department, told The Associated Press.
He said more than 800 injured passengers were taken to various hospitals with many in critical condi-tion.
The accident, which happened about 220 kilometers (137 miles) southwest of Kolkata on Friday night, led to a chaotic scene as rescuers climbed atop the wrecked trains to break open doors and windows us-ing cutting torches to free survivors.
About 900 people were injured in the accident in Balasore district in the eastern state of Odisha, said P.K. Jena, the state’s top administrative official. The cause was under investigation.