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Lion Air crash: 10 bodies recovered from crash site; all 189 people on board feared dead

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Tuesday, 30 October, 2018, 10:05
Lion Air crash: 10 bodies recovered from crash site; all 189 people on board feared dead

escuers at the Lion Air Flight JT610 crash site off the waters of Karawang, West Java, have sent 24 body bags containing 10 bodies and other human remains for DNA testing on Tuesday (Oct 30).

The search for survivors from the ill-fated flight, which plunged into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Monday morning, continues into its second day.

A team of specialists from Singapore's Transport Safety Investigation Bureau arrived in Jakarta on Monday evening with an underwater locator beacon detector to assist with the search.

Search and rescue operations were carried out overnight on the orders of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who visited families of the people on board JT610 on Monday night. There were 189 people on board the plane.