Indonesia extends search for Lion Air victims, debris

Indonesian rescue team members write the progress of the recovery process for Lion Air flight JT610. (Reuters)
Updated 04 November 2018

Indonesia extends search for Lion Air victims, debris

  • The Lion Air jet crashed just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta on Monday, killing all 189 people on board
  • More than 100 body bags of human remains have been recovered

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities have extended the search for victims of the Lion Air crash and the plane’s cockpit voice recorder.
National Search and Rescue Agency chief Muhammad Syaugi said Sunday the search involving hundreds of personnel and dozens of ships would continue for another three days.
The Lion Air jet crashed just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta on Monday, killing all 189 people on board. More than 100 body bags of human remains have been recovered.
Syaugi says weak signals, potentially from the cockpit voice recorder, were traced to a location but an object hadn’t been found yet due to deep seabed mud.
Syaugi says a considerable amount of aircraft “skin” was found on the seafloor but not a large intact part of its fuselage as he’d indicated Saturday was possible.


Sweden arrests 2 more suspects in Denmark tax office blast

Updated 22 August 2019

Sweden arrests 2 more suspects in Denmark tax office blast

  • One of the suspects is being sought on an international arrest warrant
  • Authorities said they are confident they will catch the perpetrators

COPENHAGEN: Police in Denmark say their Swedish colleagues have arrested two more people in connection with an early morning explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency, slightly injuring a bystander.
The Copenhagen police say the arrest of the two men, aged 22 and 27, bring to three the number of people in custody. A fourth suspect is being sought on an international arrest warrant.
Investigator Brian Belling said in a statement Thursday that police are continuing their investigation, adding, “we are confident that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.”
Police did not immediately link the Aug. 6 tax agency blast to another one, four days later, at a nearby police station, though they said industrial explosives were used in both. No one was injured in the police station explosion.