Black box may be recovered today: DGP

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, she said that the efforts are on to find the location of the black box in the crashed plane. Once the location was identified, the area will be cooled and operation will be launched to recover the black box, she added.

92 Kannadigas, 66 Keralites

Special Officer for rescue operations Yogendra Tripati told reporters that bodies of all the 158 passengers were recovered by evening. Out of 158 passengers, 92 are Kannadigas while 66 are from Kerala, he added.

A total of 72 bodies are identified where 38 are from Kerala. While 13 bodies are kept at A J Hospital morgue, 109 are kept in Wenlock, 6 in KMC, 9 in Fr Mullers, 3 in SCS, 8 in KSHEMA, 4 in Yenepoya, 4 in Colaco and 2 in City hospital.

Laurels to public

Director General of Police Ajay Kumar Singh lauded public, corporate institutions, hospitals and organisations for their active participation in the rescue operation. He said that the hospitals in the city have assured all help in preserving the dead bodies and to conduct postmortems. None of the hospitals face shortage of doctors or any other facilities.

Postmortem on identified bodies will be conducted first, he said adding that all procedures will be followed strictly while conducting postmortem. Cases under Sections 279, 337, 304 (a) of IPC have been registered at the Bajpe Police Station based on the complaint filed by Abdulla Puttur, who survived in the mishap, DGP said. The press meet started with silent prayer paying homage to the aircrash victims.

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