The Railways claim to have fitted anti-collision devices in all trains. They do not appear to have worked.
It has been the most serious mishap in more than 20 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the site of the crash, met the rail officials, and talked to people who were getting treatment in hospitals.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its sincere condolences to the Government of India and its people and to the families of the victims of this tragedy, as well as its wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.
The son was presumed dead by authorities and was placed at the makeshift morgue.
The disaster struck on Friday, when a passenger train hit a stationary freight train, jumped the tracks and hit another passenger train passing in the opposite direction near the district of Balasore, in the eastern state of Odisha.
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