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The search goes on in Chile

Sunday, September 04, 2011 - 01:39

Sept. 4 - The search continues for bodies of those killed when a Chilean military plane crashed as President Pinera attends ceremony for victims. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The search goes on in Chile. Rescue teams continue to search for the remains of those who died when a military aircraft crashed near Chile's Juan Fernandez islands Friday, killing all 21 people aboard. SOUNDBITE: Navy spokesman, saying: (Spanish): "We have found some bodies and we have found some parts of seats that correspond to this aircraft." So far only four bodies have been recovered from the crash The bodies found are being repatriated to their families on the Chilean mainland. President Sebastian Pinera spoke at a Santiago airfield. SOUNDBITE: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, saying: (Spanish): "We hope that this enormous effort will yield results and that we will be able to find the bodies of the victims to be able to return them to their families so that they can have a Christian and dignified burial in order to bring some peace to the enormous suffering and anguish that they have suffered. And not only the families because this is a feeling of grief and pain that has affected the whole country." Among the passengers were five TVN national television staff members, including a well-known presenter. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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The search goes on in Chile

Sunday, September 04, 2011 - 01:39