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POSTED | 10:20 AM | 09-01-2015

Five more bodies from AirAsia wreckage recovered

A joint search and rescue (SAR) team recovered on Friday (9 Jan 2015) five more bodies of victims of an AirAsia flight that crashed two weeks ago, bringing the number of bodies recovered to 48 on the 13th day of the SAR operation.

Three bodies were found in the morning by Japanese vessels Onami and Takanami, while two further bodies were found by Indonesian naval vessel KN Pacitan and Malaysian vessel KD Kasturi.

The latter bodies were found in the Karimata Strait of the Java Sea, within one mile of the location where the tail of Airbus A320-200 plane has been spotted.

The two bodies were still strapped into their seats when they were found, reported.

The bodies have been flown to Surabaya, East Java, for identification by the National Police’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team.

Of the 48 bodies recovered, 25 have been identified and handed over to their families.

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