Tripoli crash victims still being identified

2010-05-17 09:25

The lengthy process of identifying the remains of the 13 South

Africans killed in the Afriquiyah Airways plane crash in Tripoli last week

continues today.

“A lot of family members have gone up and the crisis management

company is in contact with them,” Charmaine Thome, manager of the airline in

South Africa, said.

On Wednesday, 103 people were killed in the final minutes of the

flight from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, to the Libyan

capital.

Only a Dutch boy, Ruben van Assouw, survived.

The airline was still waiting to hear from Libyan civil aviation

authorities on what they think caused the Airbus to crash.

“I have just called Tripoli and they haven’t got anything yet,”

said Thome.

On its website, the airline said that its Family Assistance Centre

at a hotel in Tripoli was open for family members and relatives. The care

provided was available to all those related to the crash victims.

The airline said a passenger manifest was released, and any

questions regarding the manifest should be directed to the relevant

embassies.

They said that at the request of some of the family members, a

visit was arranged to the crash site, and flowers were placed there.

 

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