Thursday, December 29, 2005

Bosnia-based body to help identify Katrina victims

From Yahoo news:

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A Sarajevo-based body which helped identify victims of the 1990s Yugoslavia wars and last year's Asian tsunami said on Thursday said it would help identify victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) said it would analyze bone samples to obtain DNA profiles enabling it to identify the bodies of those killed in the hurricane which hit the southern United States in August, killing 1,228 people.

"Under an agreement between ICMP and the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, ICMP will test an estimated 260 to 350 bone samples to assist in identification of victims of the August hurricane," the Commission said in a statement. (more)


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