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PIA urges PK-661 victims’ relatives to provide details for early identification

Pakistan International Airlines on Tuesday asked relatives of the victims of the PK-661 plane crash last week to provide victims’ details for help in early identification of bodies, Radio Pakistan reported.

PIA said to email details regarding dental treatment, dental x-rays, colour of clothes or jewellery the deceased were wearing to erc@piac.aero to assist doctors working on the identification of the remaining bodies.

The process of forensic odontology is underway alongside DNA testing and may help in early identification of the victims.

The remains of the victims will be handed over to their surviving relatives after identification.

PIA flight PK-661 carrying 48 passengers and crew crashed near Havelian on the way to Islamabad from Chitral last week, killing all on board.

The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed there were no survivors in the crash.

The passenger list confirmed there were 31 men, 9 women and 2 infants on board the flight, including three foreigners.

The body of singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed who was also on board the ill-fated flight was identified on Monday with the help of dental and facial x-rays, DawnNews reported earlier.

courtesy : dawn news

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