Southern Railway officials and Madurai police are facing a challenging task in identifying the victims of the tragic train blaze in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, where nine pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh lost their lives. The victims were severely charred, making identification difficult. A team of officials, including Madurai Corporation Commissioner Pawan Kumar, managed to contact some families of those who were in the affected coach that originated from Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu.
Out of the 63 individuals who were on the train, 39 have been identified so far. While six were admitted to the Railway Hospital and two to the Government Rajaji Medical College Hospital in Madurai, seven individuals remain missing. Police are utilizing mobile phone data to trace the missing individuals. The tragic incident occurred when a fire erupted in a stationary train compartment at Madurai railway station during the early hours of Saturday.