9 bodies of plane crash victims handed over to family members

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9 bodies of plane crash victims handed over to family members

ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (APP): Administrator Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital Dr. Altaf Hussain Saturday said nine identified bodies have been handed over to family members of PIA plan crash victims.

Talking to media, he said DNA samples of family members of all Pakistani victims of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash have been collected.

He said efforts are being made for early handing over of bodies to their family members as 47 bodies have been shifted while their family members are also coming to hospitals for the DNA tests.

He said the DNA tests procedure would be started after completion of sample collection of victims and their family members.

He said besides PIMS hospital experts, technical assistance from other laboratories will also be obtained for having proper identification of all victims through the DNA tests.

Administrator PIMS said at least six days are required for the result of the DNA tests, after that the government would ensure handing over of all bodies to their family members.

He said PIMS staff would continue its working till completion of data sampling of all family members of victims.