According to the reconciliation meeting involving various divisions at the hospital, three more bodies from three different body bags have been identified, the hospital`s deputy chief Senior Commissioner Dr Hariyanto said here on Monday.
The three bodies were those of Shandy Johan Ramadhan (27), Deryl Fida Febrianto (22), and Firmansyah Akbar (42).
All three were male passengers. They were identified based on the result of DNA test, he added.
The figure brought the number of identified bodies to 82 since the plane crashed into Tanjung Karawang waters in West Java province 15 days ago. The 82 bodies comprised 62 males and 20 females.
The number of bodies identified on Monday was lower than that of the previous day since the DNA test and verification process needed a long time.
Hariyanto stated that the DVI team needed complete DNA profile to identify the bodies. If the DNA profile is not complete, the team will repeat the identification process for four to eight days.
In addition to the DNA test, the DVI team also checked the fingerprints and medical records. "All the tests are conducted simultaneously, and the results are verified at a reconciliation meeting," he remarked.
The aircraft plunged into Tanjung Karawang waters nearly 15 minutes after it took off from Soekarno-Hatta Airport en route to Tanjung Pinang, capital of Bangka Belitung province on Oct 29.
By Saturday (Nov 10), the joint SAR team has collected 196 body bags. According to the flight manifest, the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX plane carried 189 people, including crew members.
Reporting by Genta Tenri Mawangi
Eding by Besser