24 Apr 2010

Last crash bodies brought home to Poland

10:09 am on 24 April 2010

The last 21 coffins bearing the bodies of victims have been brought hime to Poland, nearly two weeks after a plane crash that claimed the lives of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 other people.

Government officials and family members were at a military airport in Warsaw when the coffins arrived from Moscow.

Armed forces officials, 18 members of parliament, three government deputy ministers and the heads of many state agencies died in the crash in Russia on April 10.

On Sunday, Mr and Mrs Kaczynski were buried in a cathedral crypt in the city of Krakow, alongside Polish kings, poets and national heroes.

A presidential election will be held on June 20.