HAVANA, may th27 (PL) The director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Cuba, Sergio Rabell, announced today that the number of identified victims of the air tragedy that occurred on the 18th in Havana was 101.
Rabell announced the advances of the team of experts working on the recognition of the bodies in the context of a meeting of Cuban and US forensic specialists held at the Hotel Nacional, in Havana.
In statements to local television, the doctor said that over the course of the weekend it is expected to advance in the identification of the remaining bodies, all Cubans. Most of the passengers on the flight were from Holguín, province of eastern Cuba to where the ship was heading, a Boeing 737-200 leased by Cubana de Aviación to the Mexican company Damojh.
According to reports, yesterday the identification of the 11 foreigners on the plane was completed: six Mexican crew members, two Argentine and one Mexican tourists, and two Sahrawi residents in Cuba.
In previous appearances, Rabell commented that the work of the experts has been intense, since the victims had multiple traumas and many of them were burned. On board the aircraft, which crashed shortly after taking off from José Martí International Airport, 113 people were traveling.
Three women survived the fall of the plane, but two of them died after several days of multidisciplinary medical care because of the severe injuries suffered.
The only survivor is in critical condition, with a probability of complications and a reserved prognosis.