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KASARAGOD: The official machinery of the State that was functioning round the clock in Mangalore was of great help for the members of the bereaved families in identifying bodies.
The Kerala Help Desk was set up by the district administration at the Wenlock Hospital in Mangalore on Saturday afternoon. The help desk manned by six staff from the Revenue Department here was under the charge of the Additional District Magistrate C. Vasudeva. District Collector Anand Singh was present at the hospital all through.
Mr. Vasudeva said that the State's machinery working in Mangalore included 31 Revenue Department staff and 20 police personnel. The Revenue staff included Junior Superintendent K.B. Saleem, Revenue Inspector P.V. Rameshan and Village Officer Udaya Kumar. The police machinery deployed there included Superintendents of Police in Kasaragod and Kannur, P. Prakash and K.P. Philip. Also camping in Mangalore are Deputy Superintendents of Police K.K. Moideenkutty, Circle Inspectors P. Damodaran and K.Venugopal, Sub Inspectors V.V. Manoj and K. Rajeevan.
The 24-hour Control Room set up at the Collectorate in Kasaragod responded to inquiries about the deceased passengers who were identified.
The Control Room was functioning at the office of the District Disaster Management wing at the Collectorate.
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