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Toll mounts to 136 with recovery of 38 bodies

kolkata Updated: May 29, 2010 21:51 IST
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Jnaneswari Express derailment

The toll in the Jnaneswari Express disaster in West Midnapore district rose to 136 with the recovery of 38 more bodies till tonight.

The bodies were found after the engine of the goods train which had rammed into five of the 13 derailed coaches of the Express yesterday was lifted with the help of cranes, South Eastern Railway sources said.

West Midnapore District Magistrate NS Nigam said 62 bodies have been identified so far and handed over to relatives.

Nigam said rescue work, halted because of rain, will resume tomorrow, even as rescuers feared more bodies might be trapped under the S-6 coach.

The tracks could not be cleared till late in the evening as the derailed coaches had not been removed.

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