Tuesday, June 13, 2017

83 of 122 bodies from downed military plane recovered

June 12, 2017
THE remains of 24 more victims of a Chinese-made Y-8- 200F military transport plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea on Wednesday were discovered yesterday, according to a statement by the office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, bringing the total number of bodies to 83.

A total of 122 people, many of them military officials and their families, were aboard the plane when it crashed last week.
The bodies were found by Tatamadaw forces, which have been searching the area off the coast of Dawei with sonar equipped naval vessels, divers, local shipping vessels. On the beaches, ground troops and citizen volunteers also searched.
The newly recovered bodies include 15 children, 28 women, and 38 men, including four Tatmadaw officers and nine soldiers of lower rank, and two unidentified bodies.
The remains were sent to Dawei Tatmadaw Hospital for identitification.
To date, 35 victims have been cremated.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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