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The Mangalore Aircrash of 22 May 2010:Practical Problems Related to Identification of the Dead in a Populous Developing Country

Menezes, Ritesh G and Shetty, B Suresh Kumar and Rastogi, Prateek and Rao, Jagadish PP and *, YP Raghavendra Babu and *, KR Nagesh and D’Souzat, Deepak Herald and Shetty, Mahabalesh and *, Francis NP Monteiro and Dsouza, Haneil Larson (2012) The Mangalore Aircrash of 22 May 2010:Practical Problems Related to Identification of the Dead in a Populous Developing Country. Medico-Legal Journal, 80 (4). pp. 151-154.

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Abstract

It was a sad and emotional moment for the citizens of Mangalore, India when the “Dubai to Mangalore” Air India Express Boeing 737-800 flight IX-812 crashed at the Mangalore International Airport on 22 May 2010, killing 158 people on board. Identification of the victims was difficult as most of the bodies were charred beyond easy recognition. The practical problems faced by the legal authorities in identifying the charred victims in a populous and developing country like India are discussed in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 10:12
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 10:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78291

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