After the triple train crash in Odisha’s Balasore area, up to 52 bodies at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, have not yet been identified.

“There are 81 bodies at AIIMS Bhubaneswar and we have sent their samples for DNA testing, due to multiple claims for a single body. Out of that, the confirmation for 29 samples has been received and their relatives/claimants have been informed,” Sulochna Das, Mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation told ANI.
Out of these 29, “the handing over process for five bodies is ongoing, and the relatives/claimants of other bodies are coming to take bodies,” Das continued.

Mayor Das continued, “As per State Government directions, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made arrangements for the transportation of the bodies to their native place. Along with that, BMC has also made arrangements for the cremation at two locations in Bhubaneswar if anyone doesn’t want to take the body there.”

On June 2, a triple train catastrophe involving the Coromandel Express, the Shalimar Express, and a cargo train that was travelling to Howrah tragically took the lives of 291 people and injured over 1000 others.

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