12 bodies not yet identified

The body of Lokesh, a resident of Kunjathabail was indentified on Friday and family members have already taken the body.

Out of the total 158 bodies, 136 bodies were handed over to the kin by Sunday and nine were handed over with the help from DNA reports on Thursday. However, as Naved’s kin refused to accept the body even after receiving the DNA reports, samples have been sent again for DNA test. The DNA reports of 12 bodies is expected in a day or two. Among the unidentified bodies is that of one cabin crew, Sujata Survase, who hailed from Mumbai.

Meanwhile, additional helplines have been provided in Mangalore for any assistance. They are: 0824 – 2452306, 2452307 and 2452308. A separate e-mail ID ix812@airindia.in has also been created for all related correspondence.

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