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More bodies from crashed AirAsia plane identified

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-02 17:07

SURABAYA, Indonesia - Three more bodies retrieved from crashed AirAsia plane have been identified on Friday, an official of the disaster victim identification (DVI) team said.

The three, including one female and two male, are all Indonesian citizens, Budiono, head of DVI team, said at the Police Hospital Bhaangkara at Surabaya, the capital of Indonesia's East Java province.

Five other corpses are being identified and the experts are attempting to get more antimortem and postmortem data, said Budiono.

Experts from Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Australia have also assisted in identifying the bodies, said Anas Yunus, police chief of East Java province.

By far, a total of four bodies have been identified.

The ill-fated Singapore-bound AirAsia QZ8501 flight that departed from Indonesia's Surabaya carried 155 passengers and seven crews.

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