Balasore Train Accident: Odisha starts DNA Sampling in Doubtful Cases Before Handing Over Dead Bodies:

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Bhubaneswar, 6th May, 2023: Nearly 100 of the 275 fatalities from the three-train accident in Balasore, Odisha, have not yet had their names confirmed. There are hundreds of unidentified dead bodies. There are certain body parts that are the focus of widespread claims.

The Odisha Government took the decision of conducting DNA sampling in uncertain cases before handing over the dead bodies to their family members. The decision to do so was made after two separate families from Bhagalpur, Bihar, claimed one body was their relative. Due to the decomposed state of the body, it was difficult to identify it.

A DNA testing facility has been established at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar, for the purpose of identifying the individuals who perished in the triple train tragedy.

As of Monday, the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar’s DNA testing centre is operational, according to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). The accident victim’s family members can provide DNA samples for testing and use those results to match the samples.

The Balasore triple train tragedy’s rescue efforts are now concluded. Numerous hospitals have taken in the injured travellers, and many have now released them. The identification of the dead bodies, however, is the Odisha government’s largest problem.