24 Aug 2015

12 bodies identified after Papua plane crash

3:50 pm on 24 August 2015

Indonesian police have identified 12 of the victims of a Trigana Air crash in its Papua region a week ago.

54 people were killed when the plane crashed in bad weather near Oksibil on a flight from Jayapura.

The Jakarta Post reports the police Disaster Victim Identification team has handed over the bodies of the 12 victims to their families.

The police say the poor condition of the bodies which were burned is hampering identification.

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