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29 Bodies of Coromandel Express Accident Victims Identified Through DNA Testing

Coromandel Express Accident (symbolic picture)
Coromandel Express Accident (symbolic picture)

 

Bhubaneswar (July 01,2023) : After a month-long wait, the families of 29 victims of the Coromandel Express train accident have finally received closure. Their bodies have been identified through DNA testing at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. The accident, which took place on June 2, 2023, killed 293 people and injured over 1,000. The bodies of the victims were taken to AIIMS Bhubaneswar for identification. However, due to the severity of the injuries, many of the bodies were not able to be identified through visual means.

As a result, AIIMS Bhubaneswar collected DNA samples from the bodies and sent them to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Delhi for DNA profiling. The DNA results were received on Friday, and the bodies of 29 victims have been identified.

The families of the victims have been informed, and the bodies will be handed over to them soon. The remaining bodies are still being analyzed, and it is hoped that more will be identified in the coming days. The identification of the 29 bodies is a major step forward for the families of the victims. After a month of uncertainty, they can finally begin to grieve and move on with their lives.

The DNA testing also highlights the importance of DNA profiling in cases of mass disasters. DNA profiling can help to identify victims even when their bodies are severely damaged. The identification of the 29 bodies is a small comfort for the families of the victims, but it is a comfort nonetheless. They can now begin to put the tragedy behind them and focus on healing.


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