Some headway has been made in identification of some of the victims of the Jnaneswari train derailment and the State government is set to hand over compensation to the relatives after receiving the report from the Central Bureau of Investigation, which is probing the incident.

Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh told reporters that most of the 39 unidentified bodies have been matched through DNA samplings and the State would start disbursing the compensation to the families.

Relatives of the victims of the derailment had, on Monday, demonstrated in the Secretariat, demanding compensation and death certificates for their missing kin. Five families held a virtual sit-in for nearly two hours.

The issue of giving death certificates will have to be discussed with the juidicial department, the government had said.