Punjab bus mishap: 13 bodies recovered so far

Last Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 22:22

Fatehgarh Sahib: Bodies of 13 people, who were on board the ill-fated bus which fell into Bhakra canal on July 31, have been recovered so far.

Eight deceased have been identified, SHO Sirhind SS Virk said on Saturday.

At least 27 persons were feared drowned after a Punjab roadways bus on way from Delhi to Amritsar fell into a canal near Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab in the wee hours of July 31.

District administration is making all efforts to locate the bodies of the missing persons, Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Arun Sekhri said.

Most of dead bodies were recovered from Patiala and Sangrur districts and kept at the mortuary of Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, he said.

Amloh Naib Tehsildar Nirpal Singh Tiwana has been made nodal officer at Rajindra Hospital to update the family members of missing persons about any development, Sekhri said.

The Deputy Commissioner said help line numbers at district administrative complex, SSP office and Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib is providing regular information.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 22:22
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