The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has detained three railway officials in connection with the Odisha train tragedy, in which 293 persons were killed, 287 of them died on the spot or were taken to a hospital, while six died from their injuries.

In the Balasore train derailment probe, the investigating agency has detained Arun Kumar Mahanta (senior section engineer), Mohammad Amir Khan (section engineer), and Pappu Kumar (technician). All of the accused are being held in the Balasore district.

The accused have been arrested under sections 304 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code for “their actions that resulted in the incident,” according to the CBI. Three trains were involved in the Odisha railway accident: the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, and a stationary goods train.

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