PIA urges relatives of PK-661 victims to provide details for early identification

National carrier asks families to email details regarding dental treatment, x-rays, colour of clothes, etc


News Desk December 13, 2016
Soldiers search for victims from the wreckage of the crashed PIA passenger plane Flight PK661 at the site near Abbottabad on December 7, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has requested the relatives of the PK-661 plane crash victims to provide details of the deceased for early identification of bodies.

In a statement on Tuesday, the national flag carrier asked the families to email details of dental treatment, dental X-rays, colour of clothes or accessories the victims were wearing during their last flight.

Details will assist doctors working to identify the remaining bodies, said the PIA statement.

PIA PK-661 crash: List of passengers on board

“This process of forensic odontology is being carried out parallel with DNA testing and can help in early identification. The required details can be sent at at [email protected]"

Popular singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed, two Austrians, and a Chinese national were among the 48 people on-board the PIA flight, which came down in the hills of Gagan, in Batolni village, some seven kilometres away from Havelian city last week.

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