13 more bodies found at Air France crash site

June 10th, 2009 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS  

Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (Xinhua) Thirteen more bodies have been recovered from an area in the Atlantic Ocean where a France jet crashed last week, bringing the total number of bodies found to 41, officials said.
The Brazilian Air Force said 41 bodies have been recovered from the crash site so far, including 13 bodies found Tuesday.

There were 228 people on board the aircraft when it crashed into the Atlantic June 1.

Lieutenant-Brigadier Ramon Borges Cardoso said that 16 bodies have been already transported to Fernando de Noronha archipelago where the experts would try to identify them.

Twenty-five other bodies are in a Brazilian navy vessel which is on its way to the archipelago.

After the identification of the bodies is completed they will be transported by plane to Recife, the capital of Pernambuco State in northwest Brazil.

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