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    Worries Increase as 44 Andhra Passengers Remain Unaccounted for in Odisha Train Accident

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    A train accident in Odisha, India caused 275 deaths and over 900 injuries. The accident occurred on June 2 when the Coromandel Express collided with a goods train, causing several coaches to derail and fall onto an adjacent track. Another train heading to Howrah from Bengaluru crashed into the derailed coaches shortly after.

    Officials from the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) have reported that they are still searching for 44 passengers from Andhra Pradesh who remain untraced. Eight individuals have not responded to phone calls, four have disconnected phone numbers, and the phone numbers of 31 individuals were unavailable. One person provided an incorrect phone number, making it difficult to determine their identity.

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    The APSDMA has received distress calls from the family members of two Andhra Pradesh residents, Syed Abdul Basha and Ambati Ramulu. Basha was found safe at his residence in Hyderabad, but officials are still searching for Ramulu, who worked as a watchman at Chaitanya apartments in Vijayawada. Concerns have been raised about Ramulu’s well-being as his daughter mentioned his mental health struggles. It is unclear whether Ramulu boarded any of the trains involved in the incident. The APSDMA has obtained Ramulu’s photograph and is actively searching for him.

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