Tripoli crash: three named

2010-05-17 00:00

PRETORIA — The remains of three of the South Africans who died last week in the plane crash in the Libyan capital Tripoli have been identified.

Dayanand Naidoo, head of consular services in the International Relations Department, said the families of the three are in Tripoli, but did not identify them.

DNA samples, dental records and fingerprints from the other eight South African victims are being collected and will be sent to Tripoli this week.

A spokesperson for the family of Robert Weber, who died in the crash, said many of the bodies were so badly mutilated “there’s basically nothing left”.

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