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Hirakhand Express tragedy: Another body found, death toll rises to 40

The 40th death now has officially confirmed after the post-mortem,” an East Coast Railway statement said adding the body was recovered from an accident site at Kuneru in Andhra Pradesh.

Hirakhand Express tragedy; Another body found, death toll rises to 40
Hirakhand Express tragedy.

The dead body got buried in the ground and was spotted when the site was being cleared.

Bhubaneswar/Visakhapatnam: The toll in Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailment rose to 40 with the recovery of another body from the accident site on Tuesday.

“The 40th death now has officially confirmed after the post-mortem,” an East Coast Railway statement said adding the body was recovered from an accident site at Kuneru in Andhra Pradesh.

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The body had, in fact, got buried in the ground and it was spotted when the site was being cleared.

The Railways confirmed the death only after the post-mortem report was made available, it said.

The Visakhapatnam Divisional Railway Manager’s office also issued the statement saying that a body was recovered from the site of the accident today, taking the toll to 40.

Nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed near to Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday night

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Railway Safety held the statutory inquiry into the mishap for second consecutive day today. Ram Kripal, Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central Circle, Secunderabad, under all the Ministry of Civil Aviation is holding the inquiry.

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