Odisha train derails: From Salman Khan to Chiranjeevi, celeb mourns death and prays for victims

Artists Salman Khan, Jr NTR, Chiranjeevi, Sonu Sood, and others express their grief after the Odisha train derailed on Saturday.

Written by  Ritika Nath   |  June 03rd 2023 12:14 PM  |  Updated: June 03rd 2023 12:17 PM

Odisha train derails: From Salman Khan to Chiranjeevi, celeb mourns death and prays for victims

On Saturday, many Indian cinema superstars used social media to express their sorrow over the fatal railway tragedy in Odisha. Coaches of the Chennai-bound Coromandel Express derailed and crashed on a nearby track in the route of another train from Yeswanthpur to Howrah near Balasore in Odisha late Friday night, leaving at least 233 persons dead and more than 900 hurt.

A number of actors, including Salman Khan, Sonu Sood, Jr. NTR, Manoj Bajpayee, and Chiranjeevi, expressed their sympathies on Twitter.

Salman Khan wrote, “Really saddened to hear abt the accident,May God rest the souls of the deceased in peace,Protect n give strength to the families n the injured from this unfortunate accident."

Jr NTR also expressed his grief over the tragic incident. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Heartfelt condolences to the families and their loved ones affected by the tragic train accident. My thoughts are with each and every person affected by this devastating incident. May strength and support surround them during this difficult time."

Filmmaker Vikek Agnihotri wrote, "Tragic and very shameful. How can 3 trains collide? Who is answerable? Prayers for all the families. Om shanti."

Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi shared that he was “utterly shocked” by the accident and urged his fans to donate blood and help in rescue operations.

Kirron Kher, an actor and MP, prayed for the injured people's quick recovery in a tweet.

The derailment and collision of 10–12 coaches of the Chennai–bound Coromandel Express with a nearby track late last night resulted in a huge incident, blocking the way of another train heading from Yeswanthpur to Howrah close to Balasore in Odisha. A high-level investigation of the derailment was also requested by Vaishnaw on Friday night.

The Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, visited the accident scene in Balasore, Odisha, on Saturday to inspect the situation and assure that a full investigation into the incident will be conducted. The accident has claimed the lives of 288 people so far.


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