The devastating train tragedy in Balasore, Odisha grabbed the nation’s attention as three trains crashed, resulting in over 250 deaths and over 1,000 injuries. Considered to be one of India’s worst train accidents, the incident has also been addressed by political leaders and celebrities, who have expressed grief over the loss of life. In response to the disaster, various state governments have pledged financial assistance to the victims. Additionally, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has launched a dedicated helpline number to provide support to the affected.
Sonu Sood shared a video on Instagram, where he revealed the details of his initiative through his non-governmental organization (NGO) aimed at helping the affected families.
“We are helping #OdishaTrainTragedy victims and their families rebuild their lives. Send us an SMS to +91 9967567520 to reach out for help,” he wrote.
Helpline number for Odisha train accident victims
In the video, Sonu Sood expressed his commitment to help accident victims rebuild their lives by helping them. He emphasized his efforts to help them establish sustainable businesses and provide educational support. Apart from this, Sood said that his team is actively working to secure employment opportunities for the affected families.
Sonu Sood shared a dedicated helpline number — 99675 67520 — and encouraged affected individuals to reach out to his team via SMS. He assured that his team will respond immediately and offer necessary support.
His latest initiative has received a lot of praise from fans and well-wishers who have taken to the comments section to praise the actor.
One user wrote, “Much love sir ur mahan”, while another called him a “real life hero”.
An investigation is currently underway to determine the exact cause of the train accident, and restoration efforts have been initiated immediately.
Sonu Sood is known for his unwavering dedication to various social causes such as healthcare, education and career opportunities. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic till date, the actor-turned-philanthropist has been actively involved in various charitable endeavors through his NGO, Sood Charity Foundation, which aims to help people across the country.