Thursday, 31 October 2013

Families of Andhra bus accident victims asked to give samples for DNA test

Families of victims of the Mahbubnagar bus accident have been asked to submit samples for DNA testing at the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory (APFSL) in Hyderabad.

The charred remains of those who died in the bus accident will be handed over to their families only after the DNA test is conducted.

The families and relatives can contact 040-23307138 for the purpose of giving samples for DNA test. Mahbubnagar district collector M Girja Shankar said that out of the 44 dead bodies, four were identified and handed over to the relatives.

The collector said the remaining 40 bodies were shifted to the Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad after completing the postmortem and DNA test.

He advised the relatives of the deceased to go to the AP Forensic Science Laboratory at Red Hills in Hyderabad on Thursday morning with two passport size photographs of the deceased.

He said DNA tests will be conducted on the blood relatives of the victims on Thursday. Only after the DNA tests are completed, the bodies will be handed over to the family.

The collector said that deceased belonged to Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh apart from Andhra Pradesh.

With all the bodies charred beyond recognition, it was a tough task for family members and relatives who rushed to the accident spot with the hope that they would be able to identify their near ones.

According to forensic experts it will take another two days to identify all the dead bodies through the DNA test.

A teams of doctors conducted postmortem on all the 44 bodies at the spot.

Fifty-two people, including 50 passengers, were travelling in the Volvo bus when the tragedy struck.

Thursday 31 October 2013


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