Search and rescue operation being carried for the crashed Sriwijaya Airplane (Photo Credit - Reuters)
Search and rescue operation being carried for the crashed Sriwijaya Airplane (Photo Credit - Reuters)

Rescuers collect five bags of human body parts from Indonesian plane crash site

ANI | Updated: Jan 10, 2021 20:53 IST


Jakarta [Indonesia], January 10 (ANI/Xinhua): Rescuers on Sunday collected five bags of human body parts and three bags of debris of the Sriwijaya Airplane that crashed in the waters off the coast of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, a senior official said.
"We received three bags containing the debris of the plane and five bags of human body parts," Operation Director of the National Search and Rescue Agency Rasman MS said.
All the eight bags were carried by the navy's KRI Kurau ship, according to the director.

The Boeing 737-500 aircraft, flying from the capital Jakarta to Pontianak city in West Kalimantan province on Saturday afternoon, crashed into the Java Sea off Seribu District in the north of Jakarta.
It was carrying 50 passengers, including seven children and three babies, and 12 crew members.
The body parts would be handed to the police's DVI (disaster victims identification) unit for identification and the debris would be sent to the National Transport Safety Committee for analysis, according to the agency.
The search and rescue operation for the victims and the wreckage of the plane is still underway, it said. (ANI/Xinhua)

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