Himachal Pradesh: 38 out of 45 victims in bus accident identified

The bodies have been handed over to the victims' kin after postmortem. An immediate relief of Rs 50,000 has also been given to each of the 38 families.

By: PTI | Shimla | Published:April 21, 2017 8:13 am
Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh bus accident, bus accident, himachal bus accident, himachal pradesh accident, shimla bus accident, Shimla, Shimla Accident, Tons River, himachal news, Indian Express, Indian Express News Mangled remains of the bus at the accident site near Tuini in Shimla Wednesday. (Source: Express Photo by Pradeep Kumar)

Thirty-eight out of 45 people killed in a bus accident in Chopal area of Himachal Pradesh have been identified, an official said. Among the identified persons, two are from Nepal and 18 hail from Uttarakhand, Shimla Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur said.

Thriteen hail from Himachal Pradesh, four are from Uttar Pradesh, and one is from Bihar, he added. The bodies have been handed over to the victims’ kin after postmortem. An immediate relief of Rs 50,000 has also been given to each of the 38 families.

Efforts are on to identify the remaining seven persons. Rescue operations are over and the remaining bodies would also be handed over to their families after identification, Thakur added.

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