Police identify 51 victims of Lion Air plane crash

Police identify 51 victims of Lion Air plane crash

Illustration. One of the families of the victims of the Lion Air JT 610 accident sprinkled flowers on the sea from the Banjarmasin-592 KRI in the Tanjung Karawang waters). (ANTARA/Dewanto Samodro)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The police have identified 51 victims of the Lion Air JT 610 plane, 11 days after the ill-fated aircraft crashed into the Karawang waters of West Java.

"Last night, we had identified seven other victims. We had earlier already identified 44 victims, and this has brought the number to 51," a spokesman of the Indonesian Police Senior Commissioner Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono stated here on Thursday.

Of the identified victims, 40 are males and 11 are females.

The Disaster Victim Identification team has received 185 body bags from the search and rescue team, and it has collected DNA from 609 samples.

Hartono remarked that the government had offered psychological assistance to the families of the victims.

He noted that the number of body bags was not indicative of the number of bodies found by the search and rescue team, as each bag might contain body parts of different victims.

Reporting by Anom Prihantoro
Editing by Sri Haryati, Yoseph Hariyadi

Comments