19 bodies of 45 persons killed in the bus accident near Palem village in the district on October 30 have been identified, according to district Collector M. Girija Shanker.

Speaking to press persons here on Monday the Collector said that after conducting DNA tests the bodies have been identified and handed over to their relatives.

More bodies to be identified

All measures have been taken to identify the remaining bodies soon.

The 19 bodies identified are: Prashanth Gupta, Shiva Kiran, Vedhavathi, Ravi, M.D.Sardar, Aushuthosh Panda, Akshay Singh, M.Phani Kumar, N.S.Giridhar, G.Balasunder Raju, G.Marri Vijaya Kumari, Jyothi Ranjan Sahu, Syed Mohd. Jalaluddin, N.Rohia, Venkatesh, Mohsin Pasha, Raghuveer, K.Ramya and Sakeeb Ahemmed.