Air crash victim misidentified

Thu, Sep 27, 2012, 01:00

Relatives of the victims of an air crash in which Poland’s then president and 95 others were killed in 2010 are facing the possibility that they buried strangers instead of their loved ones due to mistakes in identifying remains.

Polish prosecutors said on Tuesday that the remains of Anna Walentynowicz, one of the people killed in the crash near the Russian city of Smolensk, were mixed up with those of another victim.

That revelation has raised questions about how many of the other bodies were wrongly identified after the crash. Prosecutors have so far ordered the remains of four victims should be exhumed to check if they are who they were thought to be. – (Reuters)