Skip to comments.11 bodies from Air France disaster identified: officials [ten Brazilians, one foreign national]
Posted on 06/22/2009 12:37:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
SAO PAULO (AFP) Eleven of the 50 bodies recovered from an Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic three weeks ago have been identified by fingerprints and dental records, Brazilian officials said Sunday.
The bodies were identified as "10 Brazilians and one foreigner," officials in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said in a statement.
Five of the Brazilians were male, the other five were female and the foreigner was male, it added.
The officials, part of a task force that also includes Brazilian police and forensic specialists conducting autopsies in the city of Recife, did not give further details about those identified.
They said the families of the identified Brazilians had been visited personally Friday and Saturday by police officers who broke the news.
The embassy of the foreigner who was identified was also notified.
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