Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena today stated that the actual death toll in the tragic train mishap is 275, of which identities of 88 bodies have been established.
“The death toll is 275 & not 288. The data was checked by DM and it was found that some bodies have been counted twice, so the death toll has been revised to 275. Out of 275, 88 bodies have been identified”: Odisha Chief Secy Pradeep Jena said.
According to the health department, the casualty currently stands at 275 and 88 bodies have been handed over the next of kin.
Of the 1,175 injured persons, 336 patients have been discharged after treatment and 382 patients are undergoing treatment at hospitals in Soro, Balasore, Bhadrak & Cuttack. Free medical treatment is being provided to injured persons at Govt & Private hospitals, the H&FW Dept said in a tweet.