Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rescue operation ends; no more body parts found - Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200, AP-BKC, Flight B4-213, Islamabad, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The rescue workers of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Saturday winded up the rescue and search operation at the crash site of Bhoja airliner in Islamabad locality.

“The CDA rescue teams have ended the search operation for body parts of 127 people aboard the crashed plane as they could no more find the same there,” Chairman Prime Minister Task Force on Islamabad Faisal Sakhi Butt told APP.

He said the bodies of all 127 people have been shifted to the hospital as majority of those have also been handed over to the affected families.

Butt said the rescue teams have left the crash site, adding six rescue workers would visit the crash site on Sunday to assist the teams of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA.)

He said the Task Force has already established a camp at PIMS for the affected families where they were also being supplied food.

Butt also visited the hospital and graveyard to help resolve issues related to the DNA tests and burial of the dead bodies respectively.

He said with the collaboration of Islamabad traders, some of the dead bodies have also been shifted to cold storages in sector I- 9.

Chairman CDA Farkhand Iqbal told APP that the Authority has extended full support to the victim families for digging of graves as well as transportation of dead bodies.

Both Faisal Butt and Farkhand Iqbal also visited the graveyard where they laid wreath on the graves of the plane crash victims.

They also visited an unfortunate family in sector F-8/1 where the funeral prayer of six members of a Karachi-based family was offered.

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