Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:38:32 GMT

Bus accident: Bodies of 28 victims sent to Hyderabad

Hyderabad, June 17 (PTI) Bodies of 28 victims, out of the 29 killed in the tragic bus accident in Maharashtra, were sent to their native places in Andhra Pradesh, a senior state government official said today.

"All the 28 dead bodies received from Maharashtra were sent to their native places by air as well as by road," Hyderabad District Collector Natrajan Gulzar said in a release.

The body of one of the deceased was already claimed by the victim''s family in Maharashtra.

A private luxury bus that was on its way to Shirdi from Hyderabad, fell off a river bridge in the wee hours yesterday at Naldurga in Osmanabad district about 60 km from Solapur in Maharashtra.

"The bus driver lost control and the vehicle plunged from the bridge and hit the bed of the river, which has very low water level," a police official said.

In the tragedy, 29 people died and 17 others, including a child, sustained injuries. Relief work had been started by governments of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Till late last evening, 27 dead bodies arrived at Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, from Maharashtra and one more body arrived early this morning.

Among them, 25 bodies were handed over to the kin of the deceased after medical formalities at Osmania mortuary.
Another three bodies were handed over in the morning hours today, the Collector said.

State Information Commissioner R V Chandravadan said the unclaimed belongings of the passengers of the ill-fated bus were kept at the MGBS bus station (Imblibun bus station) police outpost, in the custody of Charminar Tahsildar Ratna Kalyani.

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