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Tezgam incident: Railways officials receive DNA reports of 42 persons

Tezgam incident: Railways officials receive DNA reports of 42 persons

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LAHORE :  The identification process of 42 persons, who lost their lives in the Tezgam Express incident, has been completed as railways officials have received their DNA reports, Dunya News reported on Wednesday.

Railways Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Aijaz Ahmad Buriro said the dead bodies will be handed over to the families today and staff has been appointed for this purpose. Furthermore, DNA reports of 17 more victims will be prepared shortly.

Let it be known that at least 75 passengers lost their lives and over 40 sustained critical burn wounds on Thursday when three carriages of a Tezgam Express caught fire due to explosion in gas canisters purportedly used by Tableeghi Jamaat passengers to cook breakfast near Talwari Station in Liaquatpur area of Rahim Yar Khan. The train was bound from Karachi to Rawalpindi. 

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