275 killed in India’s worst train crash this century

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the horrific train crash which took place in the eastern state of Odisha on Friday. The crash, which is suspected to have been caused by a signalling failure, happened near the Bahanaga Bazar station, about 170 miles south of Kolkata. Three trains were involved in the crash, which has been described as the worst seen in India this century. As of Sunday 4th June, 275 people had died and more than 1,000 were injured.

We pray for:

  • Those who have survived the crash. May God bring healing to both their physical and mental health following this traumatic experience.
  • Friends and family of those who have died, and those who are still searching for missing loved ones. May they lean on Almighty God for strength at this time.
  • Those who are missing. In Jesus’ name, we pray that they would be found alive and uninjured soon, and that the death toll would not grow any larger.