Odisha train crash: Social media giving communal colour to accident, says police

Odisha triple train crash that killed at least 288 people and over 900 were injured on June 3, 2023.

Bhubaneswar: Some social media accounts were giving a communal colour to the horrific train accident in the Balasore district, the state police said on Sunday.

According to the Odisha Police, the collision and derailment involving 2 passenger trains and a goods train, on Friday evening was maliciously communalised by these social media accounts, IANS reported.

“It has come to notice that some social media handles are mischievously giving communal colour to the tragic train accident at Balasore. This is highly unfortunate,” the Odisha Police said in a statement.

It requested everyone to refrain from sharing such “deceptive and malicious posts” about the Balasore accident.

They also added that strong legal action would be taken against anyone trying to incite communities against each other through false and malicious social media posts.

“We appeal to all concerned to desist from circulating such false and ill-motivated posts. Severe legal action will be initiated against those who are trying to create communal disharmony by spreading rumours,” the state police added in its statement.

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