At least 261 people were killed and around 900 were injured in a horrific three-train collision in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday, the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years.

The crash involved the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train.

The Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express was going from Bengaluru to Howrah, while the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express was going from Shalimar to Chennai Central. The goods train was going from Rourkela to Bhubaneswar.

The rescue operation was underway for several hours, and the death toll is expected to rise. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and announced a compensation of ₹ 2 lakh for the families of the dead and ₹ 50,000 for the injured.