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Hirakhand Express Derailment Bride To Be loses Her Parents

Leena Pandit, 22, and soon to be the bride was brought to the Area Hospital at Parvathi-puram for the treatment of her injuries.

Hirakhand express derailment Bride to be loses her parents
Rescue efforts at the site where the Hirakhand Express derailed. Officials say the toll could go up from the 40 dead, reported on Sunday.

Visakhapatnam: There were heartbreaking scenes at the hospitals in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and the accident spot near to Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district on Sunday following the derailment of Hirakhand Express.

“I was heartbroken after seeing the dead body of my brother-in-law lying on the top of me. The dark night of Saturday will haunt me till the end of my life,” said M. Somu Naidu of Visakhapatnam district, who was travelling on the train.

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Leena Pandit, 22, and soon to be a bride was brought to an Area Hospital at Parvathi-puram for the treatment of her injuries. She was distressed at the death of both her parents, Ramprasad Pandit, 54, and Jasodha Pandit, 47. The three of them were travelling to Puri to offer her with first wedding card to the Lord Jagannath.

“She was too shaken up to speak a single word after the accident. It was a very bad day for all of us. Her marriage was supposed to have been held in March. They were going to Puri to seek blessings of the god for her marriage,” relative said.

Eswar, who boarded the train along with his family in Junagarh, had survived with a few injuries and was shifted to the local hospital in Parvathipuram. Ranjankumar Purida from Odisha, who was in S7 coach, said; “I heard a thunderous sound at about 11.15 pm and there were a subsequent jerking and the derailment of the bogies one by one within seconds. The S8 and S9 coaches were completely off the track.”

Lalitha described how she had to search for their children. “It was dark. The injured were asking for water and the relatives were struggling to find out their family members. Luckily, I managed to find my kids with only minor scratches on their forearms and heads,” she said.

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