Bhubaneswar: As many as five Odia passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express which had derailed near Hatauli station in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh returned to Bhubaneswar today.
The five passengers were brought to the state capital by a team of BJD members guided by Transport Minister Nrusingha Sahu. “Out of five injured persons, Madhu Mandal of Banpur and Sabita Mallik of Balasore have sustained serious injuries. We have brought them back to Odisha and they will be treated here,” Nrusingha said after their arrival here. The state government will bear the treatment costs.
Dr Elli Sahoo of Capital Hospital who was also a part of the team said the victims were provided proper medical treatment there. “The hospital authorities at Muzaffarnagar provided all necessary treatments to the injured passengers. Odisha government made adequate arrangements for their further treatment. They will now be treated here,” said the doctor.
All of them were taken to Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi from Muzaffarnagar and brought back to Bhubaneswar by air,” Dr.Elli Sahoo added.
On the next day of the accident, the BJD team had rushed to Muzaffarnagar along with some medical staff and enquired about the condition of the injured passengers who were undergoing treatment in a medical college and hospital.