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Update on fire incident of Dehradun Express on 08/01/2014


WR has handed over the cheques of Rs. 5 lakh as ex-gratia payment each to the kins of the 5 passengers who lost their lives in the fire incident of Dehradun Express near Dahanu Road station o­n Mumbai–Surat Section yesterday. All the five bodies which have been identified have been handed over to their family members for their last rites.


Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) will hold a Statutory Inquiry in Divisional office at Mumbai Central o­n 13th & 14th January, 2014. Any member of public, having knowledge relating to the incidence and any matter connected there with and desiring to give evidence may do so at the above place o­n date of inquiry or write to him. Meanwhile help of the State Forensic Dept. has been sought to collect the samples in order to help in the investigation of the incident.


Efforts are o­n to identify the remaining four bodies which have been handed over to the GRP. These bodies have been sent to J.J. Hospital for the DNA test to help in ascertaining their identity.


Efforts are o­n to contact 5 passengers could not be contacted so far. The details of these passengers as per reservation record are as under: Ms Sakina Arsiwala (57 yrs), Nal Bazar; Mr Jamir Ahmed (60 yrs), Jogeshwari (W); Mr Hakimuddin F.R. (63 yrs), Dhar (MP); Ms Zebunh (53 yrs), Dhar (MP).



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