Bhubaneswar, Jan 24: Nalco has extended medical assistance to the injured persons in Hirakhand Train tragedy at Kuneru near Rayagada. The company responded with alacrity dispatching two mobile health units (MHUs) to the location with 4 doctors, para-medical staff and required medicines, on Jan 22. The team provided medical support to the injured persons along with the NDRF forces.
It may be mentioned that around 40 people were killed and many were injured when the engine and 9 coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express were derailed on Jan 21 night. Nalco Management has expressed their grief over the incidence and conveyed condolence to the families of the victims. It is to be noted that fortunately, all the passengers from Damanjodi area and Nalco Township were safe in this accident.