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First six bodies found after Boeing 737 crash in Indonesia

According to the preliminary information, there were no Ukrainians among the passengers
22:35, 29 October 2018

Twitter Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

First six bodies were found at the crash site of Boeing 737 in Indonesia, CNN reports.

‘Rescuers extracted six bodies from the sea near the Indonesian capital,’ reads the message.

According to Indonesia's national search and rescue agency, the found bodies were delivered to a hospital in East Jakarta.

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Besides, rescue workers found some debris appearing to be the plane's tail.

As it was reported earlier, Lion Air Boeing 737 fell into the sea. The jet flew from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang (Indonesia). The plane lost connection with dispatchers 13 minutes after the takeoff. Before the accident, the crew of the Boeing 737 requested permission to return to the airport from the air traffic control.

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189 people were on board. According to preliminary information, there weren't any Ukrainians among the passengers of Lion Air Boeing 737. The Embassy of Ukraine to Indonesia reported this, based on the unofficial passenger list, which appeared in the local media.

It should be noted that more than 20 officials of the Ministry of Finances of Indonesia were aboard.

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