Three more bodies of victims of the Volvo bus tragedy at Mahabubnagar were identified on Thursday, bringing the total number to 44.

The three were identified as Anita and Manjunath Reddy of Bangalore and Gaurav Vikrant Ray of Patna. The body of one Maithili is yet to be identified and officials hope to complete the procedure by Friday.

Forty five people lost their lives in the accident on October 30.

The authorities handed over 41 bodies to their family members while bodies of three victims - Ajay Chauhan, Sonu Kumar and Vijay Kumar of Uttar Pradesh - are kept at mortuary as the family members intend to take them on Friday, officials said.

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