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95 dead bodies of Bhoja airline crash handed over to families


95  dead bodies of Bhoja airline crash handed over to families

 ISLAMABAD: About 95 dead bodies have been handed over to their relatives who were killed in Bhuja Airline crash while 106 victims have been identified.
According to details, all the victims of the crash have been shifted to PIMS hospital. According PIMS hospital officials about 106 of 127 victims have been identified while 95  have been handed over to their relatives. Five children were also among the dead.
Talking to newsmen , federal minister for interior Rehman Malik said that the government has put the name of owner of the  Bhoja Airline, Farooq Bhoja. He said that he has also directed registration of the FIR against the owner and strict action would be taken against those who had given permission for the flight if found guilty of negligence. 
The minister confirmed that 85 victims have been identified while 66 have been handed over to families.  
According to PIMS management, a special counter has been established to facilitate the heirs of the air crash victims.
Moreover, PIMS management has finalized the arrangements of conducting DNA tests of the dead bodies in collaboration with KRL hospital. Managing Director Baitul Mal Zamurrad Khan is supervising the rescue operation in PIMS.
Meanwhile, a PIA flight flight PK-300 carrying 418 passengers along with members of 94 bereaved families of the crash victims arrived in Islamabad.
TThe authorities concerned have made transport arrangements for the victims families to take them to PIMs and Polyclinic hospitals for indentification of their relatives. 
 The Pakistani airliner with 127 people on board crashed in bad weather as it came in to land in Islamabad on Friday, scattering wreckage and leaving no sign of survivors.
 The Boeing 737, operated by local airline Bhoja Air, was flying to the capital from Pakistan's biggest city and business hub Karachi.
 The airline said the Boeing 737 was carrying 121 passengers, including 11 children, as well as six crew.

🕔4:55 PM - April 21, 2012


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