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DNA tests to identify remains of SAPTCO accident victims.

Byline: Mohammmed Rasooldeen

RIYADH: Forensic experts at King Saud Medical Complex will conduct DNA tests to identify the remains of 20 people who died in a fiery bus accident about 30 km east of Riyadh on Thursday.

Sabarullah Khan, deputy chief of mission at the Sri Lankan Embassy, told Arab News that the city morgue morgue (morg) a place where dead bodies may be kept for identification or until claimed for burial.

morgue
n.
 has called for blood samples of the siblings of the dead.

Five Sri Lankans were among the passengers incinerated inside a bus belonging the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company (SAPTCO SAPTCO Saudi Public Transport Company ) that collided with a truck during a blinding sandstorm sandstorm, strong dry wind blowing over the desert that raises and carries along clouds of sand or dust often so dense as to obscure the sun and reduce visibility almost to zero; also known as a duststorm. .

Other passengers on the bus bound for the Eastern Province city of Hofuf were four Saudis, three Indians, two Yemenis, a Pakistani, an Egyptian, a Bangladeshi and two Sudanese nationals.

DNA tests are being conducted on the Saudis since their blood relatives have already reported to the city morgue.

"Blood relatives of three dead Sri Lankans - Subair Mufeez, Meera Lebbe Tayar and Mendis Appuhamy - work in the Kingdom and we have asked them to report to the embassy to extract blood samples for the necessary tests," he said.

Khan said the forensic department has stored blood samples of all the dead passengers and therefore it will be easy for experts to compare DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
DNA
 or deoxyribonucleic acid

One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes.
 samples.

"We are also making a request to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeking permission to get samples from the blood relatives of the other two dead Sri Lankans from Sri Lanka," said the embassy official.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE SLBFE Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment ) in Colombo announced yesterday that the next of kin The blood relatives entitled by law to inherit the property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will, although the term is sometimes interpreted to include a relationship existing by reason of marriage. Cross-references

Descent and Distribution.
 of the victims would be paid a compensation of SR10,000 each.

In the event of accidental death in their overseas stations, workers registered with the SLBFE are entitled to a package of benefits, including a lump sum Lump sum

A large one-time payment of money.
 payment. By a statutory regulation, all Sri Lankan nationals leaving for employment abroad are required to register themselves with the SLBFE.

The registration valid for two years can be renewed at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh and the consulate in Jeddah.

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Jun 17, 2009
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