Jet crash bodies sent for identification

Jet crash bodies sent for identification

Body bags containing the remains of people aboard a Russian jet that smashed into an Indonesian mountain, arrived in Jakarta on Saturday as Russian investigators landed to join the probe.

Rescuers said the bodies of those who perished when Sukhoi’s new Superjet 100 hit Mount Salak in western Java on Wednesday, killing all on board, were badly dismembered.
Officials said the remains of the victims found so far had been placed in 16 bags. Two had already arrived at a Jakarta hospital for identification with four more on the way.“This morning we have 16 body bags. On Friday, there were 12, and four more were filled today (Saturday). No body was found in its whole form,” West Java provincial military chief Sonny Widjaja said.
Each bag could contain the remains of more than one victim, he said. Officials said on Friday that 12 bodies had been found.
A woman at Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma military airport, where the doomed flight took off, fainted as she watched men unload the first two body bags from a helicopter.The remains were taken by road to Kramat Jati Police Hospital in east Jakarta for DNA identification.
Relatives, told to wait at the hospital, wailed as they watched the bags arrive before being taken to the forensics division. Russian investigators and medics flew into Halim airport to investigate what caused the disaster and assist with the recovery of 

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