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Konkan Railways shifts some bodies to Goa

June 24, 2003 20:51 IST

Konkan Railway authorities on Tuesday shifted 24 dead bodies from the site of the rail mishap that occurred near Kankavli in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

Only 13 bodies could be identified until Tuesday evening. Five bodies were claimed by relatives.

Some of the bodies shifted to the Goa Medical College hospital in Panaji were in an unidentifiable state.

The Konkan Railway Corporation authorities stated that 51 dead bodies were recovered, until they stopped rescue operations.

The victims included one two-year-old girl, who died along with her mother Sarita Sunil Gawas, from Goa. Sandra and Sharon D'Costa, two more Goans, also lost their lives.

Other victims identified were Diego Alex Rosario (38); couple Nilkanth (58) and Suman Mahale (52) and Ronie Bosteau Fernandes (16) (all from Karwar); Subodh Ghosh (23) from Nagpur; Laxman Jana Kanzavade (22) from Thane; Sanjay Singh (24) from Jharkhand; V J Jimmy (25) from Kerala and Chandrashekhar Dalvi (45) from Bangalore.

Sandesh Manohar Prabhudesai in Panaji