Odisha Train Accident: 170 Bodies Identified So Far, Says Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena on Monday Informed that around 170 bodies have been identified in the major train mishap that took place near Bahanaga station on Friday evening.

Speaking to the media, Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena said, “The identities of 170 bodies including 85 each in Balasore and Bhubaneswar have been confirmed. The Odisha government will send the bodies to their respective destinations at its own expenses. Besides, we will send the death certificate to the family members of the deceased at the earliest.”

“People from across the country can call the two toll-free numbers 1800-3450061/1929 to get necessary information about the deceased and injured persons undergoing treatment at hospitals in the State,” Jena added.

Notably, at least 275 people were killed in the triple train accident involving Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah super fast and a goods train in Balasore on Friday evening.

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