America Washington: US President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he is deeply saddened by the news of the horrific train accident in India. 288 passengers were killed and over 1,100 were injured in a train accident in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday. The derailment took place when 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Express train derailed and collided with a goods train in Balasore district. Biden said in a statement, “I and (First Lady) Jill (Biden) are saddened by the tragic news of the horrific train accident in India. Our thoughts are with those injured and those who have lost loved ones in this terrible incident.” “The United States and India share deep family and cultural ties that unite the two countries,” he said. People across America share this grief with Indians.” “Our prayers go to those who have lost loved ones” : US President, First Lady condole loss of lives in Odisha train derailment Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/UtmmCnAOwB#OdishaTrainAccident #JoeBiden #US #WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/SdLstqrrha — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) June 4, 2023 So far 288 people have died in this accident. And more than 1000 people have been injured. The condition of more than 100 of the injured is said to be critical. He is undergoing treatment in critical condition. The death toll may increase further. Also read On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) inspected the rail accident site at Bahanga in Balasore district of Odisha on Saturday and took stock of the relief works. After this, Prime Minister Modi met the victims at the hospital in Balasore and inquired about their well-being. At the same time, took information about the treatment from the hospital management. During this, he said that strict action will be taken against whoever is found guilty for the train accident.