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MP bus accident: DNA test ordered of skeletons

Panna (Madhya Pradesh)

05-May-2015

 The skeletons of the people killed in a bus accident in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district will be sent for DNA test, police said on Tuesday.

The relatives would get compensation only after their DNA matches with those of the deceased.

The incident occurred on Monday after a bus fell into a ditch and caught fire. Twenty one people were charred to death.

"Since we were able to find only the skeletons because of the major fire, the identification of bodies could be done only through DNA test", district Assistant Superintendent of Police R.D Prajapati told IANS on Tuesday.

Prajapati said the samples of the bodies were being taken and they would later be matched with samples taken from their relatives.

The driver of the bus survived the accident but suffered serious head injuries.

He said the steering wheel of the bus jammed leading to the accident. - IANS