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Jnaneswari case: 8 more victims identified

india Updated: Jul 16, 2010 16:02 IST
Jnaneswari Express

More than a month after the Jnaneswari Express derailed near Jhargram in West Bengal, eight more bodies have been identified using DNA test, police said on Friday.

Thirty-nine accident victims are yet to be identified, they said.

The bodies identified yesterday were that of Papri Mukherjee and her mother Chaitali Mukherjee of Hoogly district, Sherina Khatun of North 24-Parganas, Amritava Choudhury of Kolkata, Debjani Mukherjee of Kalna, Mani Chakraborty of Chhattisgarh, Sunita Gajviye of Nagpur and Amarjyoti Banerjee of Gujarat.

Officials of Midnapore Medical College and Hospital said 39 bodies out of the 148 people who died in the accident on May 28 were lying unidentified in morgues in Midnapore and Kolkata.

The report of Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) on DNA test of the bodies has been put up at Midnapore Medical College and sent to the officials at the state secretariat of Writer's Buildings, officials said.

The police have been getting in touch with the relatives of the eight persons.

The Howrah-Mumbai Jnaneswari Express derailed at Sardiha near Jhargram on May 28 as the railway tracks were sabotaged by Maoists.