People traveling on the Blue Billion Express and their relatives (more than a billion people back home) had a shocker of a time on the 24th March. According to Reuters, passengers suffered multiple injuries of which some are still serious. Most of the passengers were seniors and on a journey which was touted as their last. There are no reports of deaths.
After the accident, officials were quick to react and have announced that a detailed inquiry would be carried out by an independent body to ascertain the causes of the accident. Some officials blamed a coach of the express . Others claimed that the driver of the express favored senior passengers and did not have the fire power to drive to the destination. One official was quoted saying that “the disaster was waiting to happen.” According to a recent report the losses may touch $35M.