Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned two officials from Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district, Odisha, regarding the triple-train tragedy that claimed the lives of 288 people and left over 1,000 injured.
According to sources, the CBI officials picked up the Bahanaga Bazar Station Master and signalling officer and interrogated them at an undisclosed location in Balasore.
The central agency is focused on identifying those responsible for the tragic incident and hopes to gather crucial information from the two officials. A CBI team has been investigating the case since last week, examining the accident site, tracks, signaling room, and control room.
As part of their investigation, the CBI has sealed the equipment and records of Bahanaga Bazar railway station, resulting in no train services currently operating at the station.
In related news, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) visited the accident site and inspected the control room, signal room, and signal point at Bahanaga Bazar railway station.
Meanwhile, officials from AIIMS Bhubaneswar have taken steps to preserve the 81 unidentified bodies until the identification process is completed. Of the 288 bodies, 207 have been identified and returned to their respective families. The remaining 81 unclaimed bodies are being scientifically preserved in containers while awaiting DNA test reports. Once DNA matching is completed, the bodies will be handed over to the rightful family members.
The investigation into the triple-train tragedy continues, with the CBI and other authorities working diligently to determine the causes and hold accountable those responsible for the devastating incident.