Over 100 bodies remain unclaimed days after train accident in India
The crash on Friday evening in the Balasore district of the eastern Odisha state, involving two passenger trains and a freight train, killed at least 278 people and injured over 1,000 others in what is considered the country's worst rail disaster in recent history, Anadolu Agency reports.
Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena has requested everyone to help identify the bodies kept in mortuaries in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Odisha.
«Out of the 275 dead bodies, 170 have been identified,» Jena told reporters.
«The government has made arrangements for free transportation of the bodies», he added.
According to the Indian railways, one of the trains – the high-speed Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express – met with the accident and the other passenger train and freight train came under its impact.
India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is investigating the accident.