Afp Forensic Experts Deployed To Nepal

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11 October 2008 

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AFP Forensic experts deployed to Nepal


The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will tonight deploy five forensic specialists to Nepal

to identify and recover the bodies of the two Australians killed in the light plane crash

on Wednesday.

The specialist Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team, including a pathologist and

four other forensic experts, will depart Australia for Nepal this evening.

The DVI team will be working in close cooperation with the Department of Foreign

Affairs and Trade to assist in the recovery and repatriation effort.

The team will be based in the capital Kathmandu alongside a German forensic team

and Nepalese authorities who are working to recover and identify 12 Germans and

four Nepalese also killed in the crash.

Earlier this week, AFP forensic and family liaison officers visited the victims’ families in

Melbourne to provide support and to collect DNA and dental records which will be

carried to Nepal with the DVI team to assist the identification.

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