Many of the dead of air disaster in northern India have been cremated during a mass ceremony, Thursday.
Officials cremated or buried 94 of the 349 people killed in Tuesday's crash, saying they did not have the facilities to keep so many bodies for much longer awaiting the arrival of relatives to identify and retrieve them.
Many of the victims were labourers going to jobs in Saudi Arabia, and word of the accident was slow to reach their relatives in remote parts of rural India.
The cremation and burial ceremonies of those killed in a mid-air collision over India, was attended by hundreds of villagers who live near the crash site, about 60 miles (95 kilometres) Southwest of New Delhi, attended.
In all, 349 people died Tuesday when an airliner and a cargo plane collided and crashed near New Delhi.
Of the 317 bodies pulled from the wreckage as of Thursday evening, so far only 113 had been claimed from Dadri Government Hospital in Charkhi Dadri.
On Thursday officials cremated or buried 94 victims, saying they couldn't wait any longer for relatives to claim the remains.
Fifteen bodies were cremated in Sikh (seek) and Hindu rites, and 75 were buried as Muslims.
Three bodies were given a Christian burial.
Officials had asked the clergy to examine the bodies to try to determine which were Hindu, Muslim and Christian.
But the priests declined such a grisly task, agreeing among themselves to simply determine from the passenger lists what percentage of victims were likely to fall into each category, and divide the 94 accordingly.
Police said 73 bodies were intact enough to be identified and would be held a few more days.
The collision of a Saudi jetliner taking off from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and an arriving Kazakh cargo plane was the third deadliest crash in aviation history.