After DNA matching, bodies of 6 Bahnaga victims were handed over to their relatives. Bhubaneswar News – Times of India

Bhubaneswar: Nearly a month after the horrific train accident in Bahanaga, six bodies were handed over to relatives at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar on Friday, ending days of agony and waiting for the family members.
Two of the dead were from West Bengal, two from Bihar and one each from Jharkhand and Mayurbhanj districts Odisha,
These bodies were among 29 bodies that were identified by DNA tests conducted on 81 bodies kept in a special container kept at minus 10 degree Celsius in AIIMS.
The bodies identified and handed over were Sameer Bauri (32) and Anzar Ul-Haq (30) (both from West Bengal), Suraj Kumar (21) and Sujit Kumar (23) (both from Bihar), Bhim Chowdhary (26) from Jharkhand and Bramhakanta Das (34) from Mayurbhanj.
BMC commissioner Vijay Amrit Kulange said, “The bodies were handed over in the afternoon after checking relevant papers. AIIMS staff identified five bodies after DNA matching.” The family members of the remaining 24 have been contacted. They are going to Bhubaneswar to claim the bodies, he said.
DNA match identified 29 dead bodies
AIIMS director Ashutosh Biswas said that according to the report received from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, so far 29 bodies have been found matching the DNA samples of their relatives. “The reports of other samples are awaited,” he added.
Government Railway Police (GRP) and CBI helped in completing the formalities by verifying the documents of the claimants. The transport department and ECoR provided ambulances free of cost to take the bodies to their native places, while the BMC coordinated with AIIMS officials and relatives of the deceased. BMC officials said that if relatives of any of the deceased (whose body has been identified) want to complete the cremation process in Bhubaneswar, they can do so and a cremation ground has been kept ready for the purpose.
On Friday, an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh was given to the kin of each of the deceased. Doctors said there is no possibility of further decomposition of the bodies on the way. The death toll in the triple-train accident has reached 294 and more than 15 injured patients are undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital.