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38 of 45 victims of HP bus accident identified

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Thirty-eight out of 45 people killed in a bus accident in Chopal area of have been identified, an official said.

Among the identified persons, two are from and 18 hail from Uttarakhand, Shimla Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur said.

Thriteen hail from Himachal Pradesh, four are from Uttar Pradesh, and one is from Bihar, he added.

The bodies have been handed over to the victims' kin after postmortem. An immediate relief of Rs 50,000 has also been given to each of the 38 families.

Efforts are on to identify the remaining seven persons.

Rescue operations are over and the remaining bodies would also be handed over to their families after identification, Thakur added.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 04:07 IST