DVI team identifies Malaysian passenger of AirAsia QZ8501

Surabaya, E Java (ANTARA News) - The Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team of the Bhayangkara Police Hospital identified the body of a Malaysian passenger of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed in the Java Sea in Central Kalimantan late last year.

"Today, the team identified the body labeled B086 as Chung Huei Sii, who was a 56-year-old Malaysian citizen," Chief of the DVI team, Senior Commissioner Dr. Budiyono, said here on Monday.

He added that the identification was done based on primary data, including dental records, as well as secondary data, such as height, sex and private belongings, which included a credit card, an ID card, and a driving license that were found with him.

"We are certain that the body labeled B086 was Chung Huei Sii," he affirmed.

With Siis identification, the total number of bodies of victims of the ill-fated AirAsia flight that have been identified reached 73. Of them, 32 were female and 27, male.

On Sunday, the hospital received seven more bodies of victims of the plane crash for identification.

The AirAsia airplane was en route from Surabaya, East Java province, to Singapore when it crashed in the Java Sea on December 28, 2014.

Of the total 162 victims, 155 were Indonesians, including the pilot. Among the foreign nationals on board were three South Koreans, a French co-pilot, a Briton, a Singaporean, and a Malaysian.(*)