An official investigation has discovered that workers mending a rail-road barrier in India made improper connections in the network’s automatic signalling system, resulting in the country’s biggest rail accident in two decades.

The crash on June 2 at Bahanaga Bazar station in the eastern Indian state of Odisha killed 288 persons and injured over 1,000 more.

The disaster occurred when a passenger train collided with a halted freight train, leaped off the tracks, and collided with another passenger train travelling in the other way.

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