43 more victims identified thru' DNA tests
The National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory of Dhaka Medical College has identified 43 more bodies that had been buried at the Jurain graveyard after those were recovered from the Rana Plaza collapse site.
These bodies were among the around 290 bodies buried at the Jurain graveyard, as those could not be identified.
So far, 200 such bodies that were burned beyond recognition have been identified through DNA test, said Sharif Akhtaruzzaman, the national technical adviser of the lab, yesterday.
DNA samples of another 112 bodies are still to be identified while the lab is working on 10 other samples, he added.
“A list of the 43 identified workers has been sent to the labour ministry,” he said.
The Rana Plaza building collapsed on April 24 last year, killing at least 1,135 and injuring hundreds.
Nearly 10 months into the disaster, families of the workers whose bodies were not found have received little compensation from the authorities.