25 body bags of Sukhoi
victims’ remains recovered

(Roderick Adrian Mozes)
(Kompas/Roderick Adrian Mozes)

Search and rescue teams have collected the remains of the victims of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash in 25 body bags after three days of evacuation, as recovery efforts entered their fourth day on Monday.

Teams are proceeding with evacuation by trying to reach to the bottom of a 500-meter cliff, kompas.com reported.

Teams will move the remaining bodies into rescue nets and transport them to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta via helicopter before sending them to Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Kramatjati, East Jakarta, for identification.

The Russian-made aircraft, which carried 45 passengers onboard, crashed into the foothills of Mt. Salak in Cidahu, Sukabumi, West Java, last Wednesday and was found at 9:15 a.m. the day after with “major damages”.

Bad weather and steep terrain have hampered the rescue and recovery efforts. (nat/mtq)

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