Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena on Monday informed that 170 bodies from the horrific three-train accident near Bahanaga Bazar in Odisha’s Balasore district on June 2 have been identified till today morning.
All the bodies are handed over for transfer to their destinations after due process. All arrangements for the bodies to reach their location via hearses free of cost have been completed, he said.
On Sunday, Jena confirmed that the final death toll in the accident is 275, and not 288.
The government has also issued a helpline number- 18003450061 for the kin of the dead, who are coming to Odisha for identification.
According to BMC commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange, 170 bodies have been kept in different hospitals of Bhubaneswar and a helpline number (1929) has been issued to facilitate family/friends/relatives of deceased people and people stranded in the tragic train accident.
People can call 1929 round-the-clock or visit the BMC-ICOMC tower in the Satya Nagar area of Bhubaneswar for information about deceased persons.