Odisha Train Accident: DNA Testing Centre Starts Operation At AIIMS In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As announced by BMC, a DNA testing centre has been opened at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar for identification of the passengers who died in the triple train accident at Bahanaga station in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday night.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday said the DNA testing centre has become functional in the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. The family members of the deceased in the accident can give samples for DNA testing and match the DNA samples there.

After the DNA samples are matched, the AIIMS will follow the due procedures for handing over the body to the family members.

Earlier in the day, BMC Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said the bodies are in such bad conditions that the family members are finding it difficult to identify those. In some cases, two claimants have come forward for one body.

“More than 50 bodies have been identified so far with help from their relatives. We have despatched 40 bodies to their destinations. We are facing issues in identification of some disfigured bodies. In such cases, we have to go for DNA tests,” Kulange said.

Meanwhile, the BMC said the family members/relatives/friends who are not able to identify the deceased body in the train accident can contact phone number +918280346629 for assistance.

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