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Indonesia to return remains of Italian killed in Lion Air plane crash

Staff Writer |
Indonesian police have identified the remains of an Italian national onboard a crashed Lion Air flight, which would be returned to his family in Italy, a police official said on Wednesday.

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"To fly back the remains we are now conducting a coordination with the Italian embassy here," head of Indonesian Police's Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) unit Lisda Cancer said.

Remains of Italian Andrea Manfredi was identified on Tuesday along with two other remains of passengers aboard the Boeing 737 plane, which crashed into Indonesia's West Java waters on Oct. 29.

Manfredi is one of the two foreigners onboard the crashed plane. Another one is captain pilot Bhavye Suneja from India.

As of Wednesday, the DVI has identified 85 remains of those victims, including 64 males and 21 females.

Flight JT 610 with 189 people aboard crashed into waters off West Java province shortly after taking off from the international airport in Jakarta late last month.

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