Inquest into the deaths of eight Indians in UK road crash set to open

Vastavam web: An inquest into the deaths of eight Indians killed recently in one of the UK’s worst road accidents in decades is set to open in the town of Milton Keynes in southern England tomorrow, a statement said today.All eight, believed to be Indians and British Indians, will be formally identified by the coroner during the proceedings at Crownhill Crematorium site, Dansteed Way, before the bodies being released to relatives, many of whom have travelled from India.”The detailed process of identifying the eight bodies recovered from the scene of the M1 incident has now been completed and all have been identified. Post-mortem examinations have also been completed to confirm the medical cause of death,” a statement from the office of the Coroner of Milton Keynes said.
Two lorry drivers Ryszard Masierak and David Wagstaff have since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and are set to appear in court later this month.Masierak has also been charged with being almost twice the legal drink drive limit at the time of the crash.Thames Valley Police said they were continuing to support the families of those who died in the fatal collision on the M1 motorway near Newport Pagnell.”Specially trained family liaison officers are continuing to update and inform the relatives of the eight people who died in the collision involving three vehicles,” a police statement said.
The girl identified in media reports as Shravathi Ramasubramanian has lost both her parents in the accident and her relatives from India have flown down to be at her bedside at Birmingham Children’s hospital.Her father Karthikeyan had moved with his daughter and wife Lavanya from India to Nottingham in January with Wipro.The Bengaluru-headquartered company said it would be assisting the families in repatriating the bodies.Cyriac Joseph, the Kerala-born owner of Nottingham- based ABC Travels and driver of the minibus, was also among those who lost their lives in the highway pile-up.