SURABAYA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): The East Java Police Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team has identified two more bodies out of the 162 people who were on board the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320 plane, on Monday.
The East Java Police's medical and health department chief Brig. Gen. Budiyono announced on Monday afternoon that the DVI team had identified two bodies code-named B030 and B043, which had been recovered by the joint search and rescue (SAR) team last week.
"Even though the body labeled B030 was not complete, based on its primary identification data the body was that of Elisabeth Youvita, a 20-year-old female from Surabaya," Budiyono told the press in a conference in Surabaya.
In addition, he said that the body designated B043 was David Gunawan, a 37-year-old male who lived in Surabaya. He was found still wearing his Louis Vuitton trousers and belt, but his body was in an advanced stage of decomposition.
"In total, we have identified 34 out of the 48 bodies that we received from the SAR team. We are still working to identify the remaining 14 bodies at the moment," he added.