Thursday, 7 May 2015

Panna bus accident bodies to be kept in Bhopal hospitals

District administration in Panna decided on Wednesday not to bury 21 bodies of victims of bus accident in Panna that took place on Monday. Now, bodies will be kept in three hospitals of Bhopal till DNA reports are received.

Bodies were brought to state capital on Wednesday.

As all dead were charred beyond recognition, relatives were not able to identify their kith and kin. Samples of dead as well as those of relatives for DNA were taken and report is awaited.

District collector SN Chouhan said that instead of burying them till DNA report is received, we decided to keep them in mortuaries of three hospitals in Bhopal.

They are Hamidia hospital, People's Hospital and JK hospital. He said DNA report is expected in a month, he said.

On Monday, a bus carrying passengers from Chhatarpur to Rewa rammed a culvert and plunged 15 feet down into a dry nullah 13 kms away from Panna on NH-75. Bus caught fire leaving 21 dead and 14 injured.

Meanwhile, in the neighbouring Chhatarpur, district administration has learnt that a large number of buses plying from district head quarter to New Delhi carrying a large number of people who migrate to the national capital in search of job, did not have permits.

Chhatarpur bus owners association Abid Siddique raised this issue in a meeting with the district administration. He said these buses were issued permit for carrying wedding parties during wedding season but they are making illegal trips to New Delhi.

Thursday 7 May 2015


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