The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday, July 30, announced that it identified four more bodies of military personnel who died in the C-130 plane crash in Sulu earlier this month.
In a statement released on Friday, the military said they had identified the following:
- Sergeant Jelson J. Sadjail, Philippine Army (PA)
- Corporal Alhamin U. Salahuddin, PA
- Private First Class Alzid S. Hawrani, PA
- Private First Class Nazer S. Albaracin, PA
The AFP said they already reached out to the families of the newly identified crash victims. Their remains are also being prepared for transport and burial.
The recent identification of four more victims, brings the total identified victims to 33 cadavers. A least 17 others have yet to be identified.
Major General Romeo Brawner Jr., commander of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID), earlier said that military investigators used dental records to indentify the remains recovered at the crash site.
On July 4, the military’s C-130 Hercules plane crashed in Patikul town, leaving at least 53 people dead, 50 of them military personnel.
During the government’s Laging Handa briefing on July 27, AFP Public Affairs Office chief Captain Jonathan Zata said the investigation into the crash was still ongoing.
The black box, which contains the flight record of the plane, is in the US for analysis. – Rappler.com