Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lion Air`s Identified Victims Increase to 44 People

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  • Rescue team members carry newly recovered debris of crashed Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    Rescue team members carry newly recovered debris of crashed Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Disaster Victim Identification Team of the Kramatjati Police Hospital had identified 17 additional bodies of the Lion Air JT 610 crash victims. It consisted of 15 men and two women.

    DVI Deputy Commander Sr. Comr. Triawan Marsudi said that the identification was successfully carried out from the fingerprints and DNA.

    “Five people were identified through fingerprints and the rest was from DNA,” Triawan said at the Kramatjati Police Hospital, Tuesday, November 6.

    Previously, the DVI Team had identified 27 bodies. All of the victims identified were 44 from the total of 188 bodies until Tuesday afternoon.

    Triawan explained that they successfully identified the victims from the 163 body bags received by the Kramatjati Police Hospital. From all the cadaver pouches, they took DNA samples from 429 parts of the victim's body.

    “The process of identifying DNA samples is still ongoing,” he said.

    According to Triawan, all the families of the Lion Air JT 610 victims whose bodies had been identified had been notified. They will be given a death certificate from the Police Hospital.

    IMAM HAMDI