Newlywed couple reunites in hospital after Odisha train accident

Newlywed couple reunites in hospital after Odisha train accident

A newlywed couple, who was seriously injured during the Odisha train accident, reunited in the Cuttack SCB Medical where they were admitted separately.

A newlywed couple was reunited at Cuttack's Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital on Friday, who were critically injured in the tragic Odisha train tragedy that took place on June 2.

Mohammad Rafiq and Deepika Pali, who are the residents of Howrah, had only been married for three days when they met with the massive accident while traveling on the Coromondel Express.

"We got married on May 31, and the accident took place on June 2," reiterated the couple.

During the rescue operation, Mohammad Rafiq was sent to a hospital where he was admitted to the trauma intensive care unit (ICU), while Deepika Pali was admitted to the surgery department of the same hospital where her husband was admitted.

"My husband is injured more than I am. I requested the authorities to admit me along with him, but they told me that we would be treated differently," said Deepika Pali.

The accident claimed the lives of 288 people and left over 900 people injured, according to reports.


In one of the worst rail accidents in the country, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, headed towards Chennai, rammed into a halted goods train on the adjacent track, causing the rear carriages of the Coromandel Express to veer off onto the third track on the evening of June 2.

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A few coaches of the Coromandel Express toppled over the last two coaches of the Bengaluru-Howrah Express which was passing by at the same time.

Around 51 hours after the triple train crash and barely five hours after the damaged tracks were restored, train movement resumed late Sunday night.

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