Rescue workers and policemen trying to recover the bodies and rescue the injured from the mangled remains of the ill-fated bus after it skidded off the six-lane Yamuna Expressway and fell into a large drain.   | Photo Credit: ANI


Kin of deceased struggle hard to identify bodies

The twisted metal parts of the white bus are scattered all over the ground near the drain where it landed upside down after hitting the safety railing between the carriageways on the Yamuna Expressway.Local residents said that it was the third bus accident at the spot but they have never seen such a terrible crash on the expressway.“After hitting the middle railings, the bus turned turtle and landed in the drain from a height of 40 feet,” said Hari Singh, a resident of the area.The family members of deceased Ariba, 22, an MBA said she was a sales manager with a software company in Mumbai. She wanted to work somewhere close to her family and was looking for a job in the national capital region.“Ariba was on her way for a job interview in Delhi and was scheduled to return on Tuesday,” said Mohammad Ali, a cousin.Sunita, a resident of Rai Bareli, was returning after attending a marriage function along with her husband Bhanu Pratap and two children. Her daughter was in her lap and son sleeping beside her when they heard a huge sound, followed by water gushing inside the bus. “No one is informing me about my husband and one-year-old daughter Riya. They are missing after the accident. My husband works with a factory in Delhi,” she said.In a state of shockDoctors say she is in shock and they can’t break the news of her husband and daughter’s death to her. They are waiting for her family to arrive.Kamal Khan, who has come to receive his uncle Mujameel Khan’ s body said that the bodies are beyond recognition. He identified his uncle by the ring he was wearing.“The family members have got pictures of all 29 deceased on WhatsApp for identification, as it is tough for them to find their kin among the piles of bodies,” said Suresh Singh, a man searching for his relative.