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New claims of body mix-ups after Polish presidential plane crash

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 08.08.2017 17:09
The widow of a senior navy officer who died in the fatal 2010 crash of the Polish president’s plane in Russia has said that the remains of eight people were found in her husband’s coffin.
Mariola Karweta. Photo: PAP/Roman Jocher
Mariola Karweta. Photo: PAP/Roman Jocher

Mariola Karweta, the widow of Vice Admiral Andrzej Karweta, added that seven body parts belonging to her husband were found in four other coffins.

The 2010 crash killed Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife, and 94 others, many of them top government and military officials.

Polish prosecutors have been exhuming the bodies of crash victims that were neither cremated nor previously exhumed following allegations of errors in Russian autopsy reports.

Prosecutors recently said that nearly half the DNA tests on exhumed bodies so far have shown that body parts, and even entire sets of remains, were mixed up.

A Polish government commission, set up after the conservative Law and Justice party came to power in late 2015, has claimed that the presidential plane was probably brought down by an explosion.

It added that Russian air traffic controllers deliberately misled Polish pilots about their location as they approached the runway of the Smolensk military airport in western Russia on 10 April 2010.


Source: IAR/TVP Info

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