September 21, 2014
SAO PAULO (AP) - Officials say medical examiners have identified
another eight of the 51 bodies recovered from the Air France flight that plunged into the Atlantic five weeks ago.
A statement released Saturday by the Public Safety Department of the northeastern state of Pernambuco says that so far a total of 43 bodies have been identified.
Nine bodies have been identified as Brazilian men, eight as Brazilian women, nine as foreign men and 17 as foreign women.
The statement that does not reveal the names of the victims but says relatives of the Brazilians and the relevant foreign embassies have been notified.
Last week, Brazil ended its search for bodies and debris from the plane that disappeared with 228 people on board on June 1.
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