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Hirakhand Express tragedy: Bodies of all 39 victims identified

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 23, 2017, 8:14 pm IST
Updated Jan 23, 2017, 8:18 pm IST
Rapid action force team performs rescue operations after Hirakhand Express had an accident near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram, Andra Pradesh on Sunday (Photo: AP)
 Rapid action force team performs rescue operations after Hirakhand Express had an accident near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram, Andra Pradesh on Sunday (Photo: AP)

Visakhapatnam: Bodies of all the 39 passengers who lost their lives in the derailment of Hirakhand Express have been identified by the Railway officials.

Engine and nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express jumped tracks near Kuneru in neighbouring Vizianagaram district, about 168km from Visakhapatnam, on Saturday night.

According to a list provided by the Railway Divisional Manager's office here this vening, 39 passengers were killed and 69 injured in the accident. The train was proceeding to Bhubaneswar.

The deceased are: Saied Damin (10), Kareena Devi (16), Ranjan Nayak (18), M Krishna (35), Kartik Sahu (27) Pathuva Pillai (21), B Neela Madhava Patro (26), Dilip Kumar Routh (51), Subhash Chandra Sahoo (60), Subhashini Panda (60), Viswanath Damini (20), Subha Bhatti Sahu (44), B Kamala (50), Yella Krishna Murthy (70), Salem Renuka (50), Pradeep Kumar Minj (45), Gayatri Sahu (14), Somu Annamma (50), Vishnu Prasad Sahu (58), R N Mansinghji (27), P Polisetty (35), Josodha Pandit (45), Ram Prasad Pandit (55), K Revathi (16), Mondal Balram (50), Tapan Kumar Pradahn (26), Rajkishore Padi (48), Sushant Kumar Swain((40), Ashok Kumar Biswal (35), Thellu (8), Rohit Kumar Pradhan (50), Kulo Devi Damin (60), K Ravi Kumar (20), Bebudhar Bhoi (57), Sahok Mahji (19), Padmini Harijan (22) Ramana Devi (20), Chennu (11) and Harishankar Majhi (22).

Meanwhile, the train movement on the Rayagada-Vizanagaram section of the East Coast Railway, disrupted due to the derailment, has normalised, Additional Divisional Railway Manager Ajay Arora told PTI.

The affected tracks were restored at 4 this morning, leading to movement of trains on the section, he said.

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