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Last bodies from Rio-Paris crash brough to Paris

Reuters

The last 104 bodies salvaged from the Air France Rio-Paris flight that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 began arriving at a laboratory in Paris on Friday to be identified.

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Containers with the bodies arrived in trucks at the Paris Medical-Legal Institute to undergo dental and DNA tests. Some victims' relatives arrived at the laboratory on foot.

The bodies, retrieved from the plane wreck from more than 3,000 metres under the sea, had arrived Thursday in two refrigerated containers on board a salvage ship at the south-western port of Bayonne and were driven to Paris.

Once identities are confirmed, the remains will be handed over to families for burial, police said, but the process could take several months.

The aviation authority investigating the crash, the BEA, is due to deliver a report in July on the causes of the crash.

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