In the wake of the horrific train accident in Balasore on Friday evening, Odisha Police today has appealed to social media users to not to circulate false statements regarding the train accident stating that many social media handles are giving communal colour to the tragic train accident, which is highly unfortunate.
Since the horrific accident took place, internet is flooded with crash site images and visuals along with information related to it. While, some information shared by the users appear to be true, some seem spreading news and some are appearing to be communally provoking, which is after the said decision has been taken by the Odisha Police.
On different social media platforms, people are sharing images of the spot where the train collided, claiming a white structure near the spot is a mosque alleging that the Muslim community is responsible for the accident.
Some pictures have been viral, showing a white building structure next to the railway track where the dreadful tragedy took place. Reports said, the structure in the viral image is the Bahanaga ISKCON temple and not a mosque.
The Odisha Police said the investigation to find out the cause of the accident is being done by the GRP Odisha and appealed to prevent from circulating false and ill-motivated posts.
It has also warned of a legal action against those trying to create a communal dis-balance by spreading rumors.
Meanwhile, the authorities of the ISKCON temple in Bahanaga have accepted that the train accident happened on the tracks is near the temple and also confirmed that the ISKCON temple is visible close to the crash site.
In a shocking turn of events, a train accident on June 2 near Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district of Odisha killed nearly 300 people and more than 1000 inured.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw today informed, all the dead bodies have been recovered and the injured have been rescued from the site and the restoration work is currently underway, expected to be end by Wednesday.
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