Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw added that the rail safety commissioner will conduct an independent investigation.
Union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday reached the Odisha train accident spot in Balasore and announced that a high-level committee will be instituted to probe the incident.
Reiterating that the focus will remain on rescue operations and ensuring adequate medical help for the victims, Vaishnaw added that the rail safety commissioner will conduct an independent investigation. The inquiry will be led by A M Chowdhary, commissioner railway safety, South East Circle, the Indian Railways said in a statement.
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“It’s a big tragic accident. Railway, NDRF, SDRF, and state govt are conducting the rescue operation. Best possible healthcare facilities will be provided. Compensation was announced yesterday. Restoration will begin after clearance from district administration. A detailed high-level inquiry will be conducted,” he told news agency ANI. The minister said thatthe rescue operation had begun shortly after news of the tragedy reached his ministry. Vaishnaw also expressed gratitude to NDRF officials who have been involved in the search and rescue operations.