DVI Team: Have DNA Samples of All Sriwijaya Crash Victims

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NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – The Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team of the National Police has received DNA samples of all passengers of the crashed Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182

“In total, we have received 140 DNA samples for 62 victims. So, we have received DNA samples for all victims,” chief of the public information bureau of the public relations division at the National Police, Brig. Gen. Rusdi Hartono, said at a press conference at the Police Hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta on Friday.

Based on the manifest, the plane was carrying 50 passengers and 12 crew members. Of the total passengers, 40 were adults, seven were children, and three were infants.

As of Friday evening, the DVI team has received 155 body bags, while the bodies of 17 of the 62 passengers and crew members have been identified.

The bodies of Okky Bisma, Khasanah, Fadly Satrianto, Asy Habul Yamin, Indah Halimah Putri, Agus Minarni, Ricko, Ihsan Adhlan Hakim, Mia Trasetyani, Yohanes Suherdi, Pipit Priyono, Supianto, Toni Ismail, Dinda Amelia, Isti Yudha Prastika, Putri Wahyuni, and Rahmawati have been identified so far.

The bodies of four passengers — Okky Bisma, Asy Habul Yamin, Fadly Satrianto, and Ricko — have been handed over to their families.

The Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182, bearing the registration number PK-CLC, lost contact onJanuary 9, 2020 at 2:40 p.m. Western Indonesia time (WIB) shortly after take-off and crashed between Lancang Island and Laki Island, Thousand Islands, DKI Jakarta. The flight was traveling on the Jakarta-Pontianak route. (sak/ant)