Ecuador Decree: Unidentified bodies from earthquake will not be placed in mass graves

Posted on April 22, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

Earthquake in Ecuador: Unidentified bodies will not go into mass graves
The Attorney General’s Office ruled that the unidentified victims of the earthquake of April 16, 2016 bodies will not go into mass graves.
Galo Chiriboga, Ecuador’s attorney general said that the bodies of earthquake victims that have not yet been identified will not be buried in mass graves.

“Do not bury in mass graves,” says the statement posted on the website of the institution.
According to the AG in its latest report there are 44 bodies in the verification process, all in the province of Manabi.
The process is conducted according to international standards which stipulate that each will go to individual spaces that will have a numbering.

The decision was made to prevent sites are gathering bodies to the limit, considering the climatic conditions of the area that hinder conservation, which would create risks especially poor health, it said in a statement the prosecutor’s office.

By Resolution 024, on Sunday April 17, the Attorney General ordered the use of Interpol Form IVC. It is a guide that data taken from the body as DNA, fingerprints, distinguishing marks (moles, scars), tattoos, clothing are recorded, among others.

This system of disposal of bodies facilitate the location of a body, after being identified through information collected
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