Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday said that the board has recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the tragid Odisha triple train accident which claimed 288 lives and injured nearly 1000 passengers.
“Considering the administrative information, Railway Board has been recommending the entire case to the CBI for further investigation,” Vaishnaw said at a press conference.
The Centre along with the support of the state government are giving all support to the injured patients who are admitted to various hospitals in Balasore, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
“Patients are being given all facilities in hospitals. There are teams of doctors who are taking care of patients round-the-clock,” Vaishnaw said.
He said the government was trying to get in touch with the families of the deceased.
“We are trying to get in touch with families of the dead,” the Minister added.
The Odisha government on Sunday revised the triple train accident’s death toll to 275 from 288, and put the number of injuries at 1,175.