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Balasore train mishap: Odisha government has uploaded the details of passengers on three websites

Bhubaneswar:4/6/23: To facilitate smooth identification of victims of the Balasore train mishap, the Odisha government has uploaded the details of passengers on three websites.

Lists of passengers undergoing treatment in different hospitals have been uploaded on the websites: https://srcodisha.nic.in/https://www.bmc.gov.in, and https://www.osdma.org.

Lists and photographs of deceased passengers were also uploaded on the above websites to facilitate identification.

“The photographs of the deceased in the Balasore train accident are being posted only to facilitate identification. Given the nature of the accident, the images posted are disturbing,” an official said.

The government has advised children to avoid viewing these images.

No one (media/individual/firms, etc.) can reproduce/publish & use the images for any purpose without prior written approval of the Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha, said the official.

A control room has been established in the office of Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner, from where, with vehicles, people will be directed to either hospital or mortuary, the official said.

The BMC has issued a helpline number 1929. Besides, help desks have been set up at all entry points; Cuttack Railway Station, Bustand & SCB Medical College, Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Baramunda Bus stand and Bhubaneswar airport.

The family/friends/relatives of deceased persons and the passengers stranded in the tragic train mishap, can contact toll free numbers — 18003450061 /1929 (24 by 7) for assistance.

They can also contact the nodal officers; Rajesh Pradhan: 6370946287; Asish Patra: 7978095293; Debasish Mishra:6370585221; Deepak Kumar Rout: 8249217415, and Sandeep Moharana: 8847822559.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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