Charred bodies make identification difficult

Updated - November 28, 2021 08:56 pm IST

Published - May 22, 2010 04:32 pm IST - Mangalore:

People are arriving at the Government Wenlock hospital in large numbers to identify the bodies of relatives and friends of those who died in the crash. Most bodies were charred beyond recognition making identification difficult. Twelve bodies have been taken to the mortuary while several others have been kept in two tents put up in the premises. As soon as an ambulance brings in bodies from the airport, crowds converge around it in anticipation of finding their loved ones. The other hospitals where the bodies are being taken are the KMC Hospital, SCS Hospital, Colaco Hospital and A.J. Hospital, all in Mangalore city.

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Praful Patel visited Wenlock Hospital as did the Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. Mr. Balakrishnan said the Kerala government would soon announce a compensation package for the families of those who died from Kerala.

The Wenlock hospital has released the following list of those identified amongst the deceased.

C.L. Hakeem (35) of Kasargode

Arun Kumar Shetty (32), Kundapura

Abdul Zibran (25) Bandar, Mangalore

Ignatius D'Souza (45), Shaktinagar, Mangalore

Akshay (17), Kadri Toll Gate, Mangalore

Rashad (8 months), Mangalore

Mahesh Shetty, Karkala

Safdar Ali (28), Kapu, Udupi

Rama Satish Shetty, B.C. Road, Mangalore

K.M. Abdullah (65), Kumble, Kasargode

Naziya Afreen (23) Bhatkal, Uttar Kannada

Mohammad A. (4 yrs)

Praveenkumar M. Shirva, Udupi

Naveen Fernandes (32), Padil, Mangalore city

Mohammad Ashraf (24), Mogral near Kasargode

Mahim Mohammad Palli (52), Kasargode

Abdul Nazeer (20), Kasargode

Abdul Haris (29), Kumble, near Kasargode

Ashtan Saldanah, (5)

Denis Saldanah (37), Karkala

Mahesh Shetty, Kinnigoti near Mulki, Dakshina Kannada

Shashikant Poonja (42), Ladyhill in Mangalore

Manirekha Poonja (40)

Harshini Poonja

Mohammad Usman (40) of Belthangady, Dakshin Kannada

Mantoor Hussain of Puttur near Sulya

Rajan P. (35) of Kasargod

Abdulla Panathur (54), Kerala

Abdul Samad (52) of Kannur

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