Exclusive Stringer Dispatch: Indian train crash survivor calls on government to improve railway management
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According to Indian authorities, at least 275 people were killed when a passenger train hit a stationary freight train, derailed, and then hit another passenger train coming from the opposite direction in India's eastern state of Odisha on Friday evening. The cause of the multi-train collision was linked to a signal failure, according to preliminary investigations by local authorities.

Rescue teams, health workers, police, firefighters and disaster relief personnel rushed to the spot to carry out rescue operations. The Indian Air Force sent Mi-17 helicopters to aid the rescue efforts, which continued until late Saturday afternoon. All the injured passengers have been shifted to hospitals.

CGTN interviewed survivors at Soro Hospital, Balasore, Odisha. They shared the stories of their narrow escape. One of the survivors talked about being traumatized by the incident, saying "the government should improve the railway management."

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