Balasore train accident: Bhubaneswar municipal corp likely to dispose of 28 unclaimed bodies on Tuesday. CBI will hand over the deadbody to the Municipal Corporation, the last rites will be performed tomorrow.

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A train accident took place in Balasore, Odisha on June 2.  More than 293 people died and more than 1200 people were injured.  - Dainik Bhaskar

A train accident took place in Balasore, Odisha on June 2. More than 293 people died and more than 1200 people were injured.

It has been four months since the Triple Ten accident in Balasore, Odisha. 297 people died in this accident. In which 269 dead bodies were taken away by their family members. Currently there are 28 dead bodies which no one has come to collect.

Now the responsibility of cremation of these unclaimed dead bodies is being handed over to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). BMC officials have started the process of decomposing 28 unidentified bodies from Sunday. The Municipal Corporation has issued an SOP to decompose these dead bodies scientifically.

Bodies will be handed over to the corporation in the presence of CBI officers.
BMC Mayor Sulochana Das said in a press conference that the bodies will be handed over to the corporation in the presence of CBI officials. We are planning the cremation on Tuesday.

Sources said that the CBI, which is investigating the train accident, had written a letter to the Khurda District Collector asking him to decompose the bodies. The bodies were kept at AIIMS Bhubaneswar after the accident in June. According to the SOP issued by BMC, the entire process will be videographed.

The investigation into the Balasore train accident has now been completed.  This is one of the biggest railway accidents in India.

The investigation into the Balasore train accident has now been completed. This is one of the biggest railway accidents in India.

Dead bodies were kept in deep freezer containers
162 bodies were kept at AIIMS Bhubaneswar and 81 of them were handed over to the families of the deceased. Later, other 53 bodies were handed over to family members after DNA test, but no one came to collect 28 deadbodies. The bodies were kept in at least five deep freezer containers purchased from the Paradip Port Trust.

This is how the accident happened
On the evening of June 2, the Chennai-bound Coromandel Express moved to the loop line instead of the main line, where a goods train was standing. The train collided with a goods train. Coromandel and some bogies of the goods train scattered on the adjacent track.

Shortly after this, the Howrah-Bengaluru Express collided with the coaches scattered on the track. According to government figures, more than 293 people died and more than 1100 people were injured in the accident.

The names of three railway officers are in the CBI charge sheet in the accident. All three are accused of culpable homicide and destruction of evidence. These include Senior Section Engineer Arun Kumar Mohanta, Section Engineer Mohammad Aamir Khan and Technician Pappu Kumar. On July 7, CBI arrested all three accused. On July 11, the court sent him to judicial custody.

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All three accused knew that their negligence could lead to an accident: CBI
Regarding the three railway officers named in the charge sheet, the CBI had said in July that all three knew that their negligence could lead to a major accident.

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), who is investigating the accident, had in the first week of July blamed human error on the part of signaling department employees for the accident.

Accident occurred due to unapproved track repairing
CBI had presented its report in the special court of Bhubaneswar on 24 August. In this, the investigating agency said that the train accident had happened due to the repair work being done on the track without approval.

Earlier, repair work was done without approval at level crossing gate number 94 of Bahanaga Bazar station. CBI said that the repairing work was done there without the approval of the Senior Divisional Signal and Telecom Engineer. Even the circuit diagram was not passed for this.

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CRS claims – the cause of the accident was malfunction in the signaling system
Apart from the CBI, the accident was also investigated by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) on behalf of the Railway Board. On July 3, CRS submitted a 40-page report to the board. According to this, wrong labeling of wires inside the level-crossing location box caused a malfunction in the automated signaling system, which led to the accident. The mislabeling of wires in the crossing location box remained undetected for years. It went wrong even during maintenance.

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