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Bollywood mourns Odisha train accident: Salman Khan, Kartik Aaryan and others offer condolences

B-town celebrities took to their respective social media account to express sorrow over the Odisha train disaster.

Published: Saturday,Jun 03, 2023 09:48 AM GMT-06:00
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Salman Khan and Kartik Aaryan

The train accident in Odisha, India, resulted in a tragic loss of life and numerous injuries. At least 207 people were killed, and around 900 individuals sustained injuries in the collision between two passenger trains. This incident stands as one of the worst rail accidents in the country in recent years.

Following the news of the accident, several Bollywood stars expressed their distress and offered condolences to the families of the deceased passengers, as well as prayers for the injured. Prominent celebrities such as Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Kajol, Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and others took to their social media platforms to share their sympathies.

Salman Khan tweeted, expressing his sadness and praying for the souls of the deceased, as well as strength and protection for the affected families and the injured. Salman wrote in a tweet, "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."

Akshay Kumar took to his handle to write, "Heartbreaking to see the visuals from the tragic train accident in Odisha. Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured. My thoughts and condolences to the families of the affected during this difficult time. Om Shanti"

While Kajol wrote, "My heart and prayers go out to those who are affected bythe train wreck yesterday..Deepest condolences and prayers🙏🏻"

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Akshay Kumar tweet
Kajol's Instagram story

Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, and Karan Johar also shared their prayers and sympathies for the affected families, expressing their heartbreak over the tragedy. The Bhool Bhulaiya 2 actor wrote, "Heartbreaking Prayers and Strength to the families🙏🏻"

Sara shared a picture of the mishap and wrote, "Odissa🙏🏻❤‍🔥My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured."

While Karan Johar expressed his grief saying, "Heartbroken by the tragedy that occurred in Odisha. My deepest condolences & prayers for the families who have lost loved ones - and strength & love to the injured and recovering❤️"

Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan
Karan Instagram story

It was reported that a third train carrying freight was also involved in the accident, although there was no immediate confirmation from railroad authorities. Some of the derailed passenger coaches reportedly collided with cars from the freight train.

As the night progressed, the death toll continued to rise. Numerous bodies, covered by white sheets, were seen lying near the train tracks as locals and rescuers rushed to provide assistance. A large-scale rescue operation took place, involving 1,200 rescuers, 115 ambulances, 50 buses, and 45 mobile health units. The state's chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, visited the district to meet the injured passengers, and a day of mourning was declared in Odisha on Saturday.

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