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Odisha Train Accident: 28 Unclaimed Bodies Preserved at AIIMS for Cremation

28 unidentified bodies were being disposed of by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) four months after the terrible triple train disaster in the Balasore region of Odisha.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started a process to dispose of 28 unidentified bodies four months after the triple train catastrophe in Odisha’s Balasore district that claimed 297 lives.

He stated the civic organization released a standard operating procedure for disposing of the 28 people’s remains in a scientific manner whose legitimate claimants could not be located.

“We have published a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the scientific disposition of the unclaimed corpses of those killed in the triple train crash. According to BMC Mayor Sulochana Das, the bodies will be delivered to the corporation in front of CBI authorities, and we are preparing for the cremation on Tuesday.

According to sources, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has been looking into the train disaster, wrote to the Khurda district collector asking him to dispose of the dead in a scientific way. This prompted the BMC to start the process.

Since the accident in June, the bodies have been held in the AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

According to a different official, the BMC will arrange for the safe transit of the bodies from AIIMS to the city’s cremation sites at Satyanagar and Bharatpur.

According to the director of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, the bodies will be officially given to the BMC health officer for cremation in accordance with the laws and regulations now in effect from the state, the federal government, and the National Human Rights Commission.

According to the BMC’s SOP, the entire procedure will be videotaped.

In the first phase, 81 of the 162 bodies that the AIIMS Bhubaneswar had received were given to the deceased’s family.

Following DNA tests, another 53 bodies were later provided to the family members, but 28 more bodies’ remains remain unclaimed, according to the official.

At least five deep freezer containers were used to store the bodies, which were purchased from the Paradip Port Trust.

The accident involved a goods train, the Bengaluru-Howrah Super Fast Express, and the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express.

On June 2, at around 7 p.m., close to the Bahanaga Bazar station, the Coromandel Express collided with a stopped goods train, derailing the majority of its carriages.

The last few coaches of the Bengaluru-Howrah Express, which was traveling by at the same moment, were struck by a few coaches of the Coromandel Express.