(Lion Air crash) 24 bodies recovered

World | 30 Oct 2018 10:41 am

Search and rescue personnel worked through the night to find victims of the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia, sending 24 body bags to identification experts as the airline flew dozens of grieving relatives to the country's capital.

The two-month-old Boeing jet crashed into the Java Sea early yesterday morning, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

President Joko Widodo had ordered the search and rescue effort to continue through the night.

The National Search and Rescue Agency said today that 10 intact bodies as well as body parts had been recovered.

Specialist ships and a remotely operated underwater vehicle have been deployed to search for the plane's hull and flight recorder. -AP

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