Plane crash: Remains of 10 victims were taken back by family members

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KUALA LUMPUR: Families of the victims in the crashed aircraft at Elmina, Shah Alam last Thursday ended their waiting when all the 10 remains of their loved ones were handed to them to be taken to their respective hometowns yesterday.

The handing over of the remains started with Muhammad Hafiz Muhammad Salleh,32, who was buried at the Islamic Cemetery Masjid Al-Huda, Kampung Jerung, Sungai Petani, Kedah yesterday while the other nine victims’ remains had been buried in stages today.

Earlier the police had estimated that the process of identification and the matching of the deoxyribonucleic acid could only be known by Monday but it had been able to complete by yesterday (Sunday).

Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said, all the 10 individuals’ remains who were killed in the tragic incident including the Chairman, of the Local Government, Housing, Environment and Green Technology Committee in Pahang, Datuk Seri Johari Harun,53, who was also the state assemblyman for Pelangai, had been found and identified.

He said, 300 samples of the remains of the victims had been sent to the Chemical Department for the purpose of DNA matching involving 30 pathology officers and forensics in the post-mortem process.

The incident involving airplane Beechcraft 390 Premier 1 was flying from Langkawi to Subang airport crashed three days ago had killed 10 people including the pilot, Shahrul Kamal Roslan, 41, and assistant pilot, Heikal Aras Abdul Azim, 45,  and five passengers; Muhammad Taufik Mohd. Zaki,37, Khairil Azwan Jamaludin, 43, Shaharul Amir Omar,49, Mohammad Naim Fawwas Mohamed Musaidi, 35, and Idris Abdul Talib@Ramali, 41.

Meanwhile, the other two members of the public killed in the incident were  Muhammad Hafiz and e-hailing driver Sharipudin Shaari, 51. -Malaysia World News            

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