AirAsia crash: Three more bodies identified

Written by: IANS
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Jakarta, Jan 2: Three more bodies retrieved from the crashed AirAsia plane were identified Friday, an official of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team said.

The three, a woman and two men, were all Indonesian citizens, Budiono, head of the DVI team, said at the Police Hospital Bhaangkara at Surabaya, the capital of Indonesia's East Java province, Xinhua reported.

AirAsia crash: More bodies identified

Five other corpses are being identified and experts are attempting to get more antimortem and postmortem data, said Budiono.

Experts from Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Australia have also assisted in identifying the bodies, said Anas Yunus, police chief of East Java province.

So far, a total of four bodies have been identified.

The ill-fated Singapore-bound AirAsia QZ8501 flight that departed from Indonesia's Surabaya, carried 155 passengers and seven crew on board and crashed into the Java Sea last Sunday.


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