Elmina crash: Bodies of victims to be released today, says Selangor police chief

KLANG: The remains of nine victims of the Elmina, Shah Alam will be released to their families in stages on Sunday (Aug 20), says Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan.

"We have decided to release the bodies to their families starting at 9am Sunday," he said, adding that the identification process is now complete.

Hearses have been seen on standby at Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah here to transport the remains of the nine victims.

All will be handed over to the respective families on Sunday in stages, and the management will be done by the Selangor Religious Islamic Department (JAIS).

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Their remains will be brought to Masjid Al-Rahimiah for funeral prayers before being transported to their respective funeral services.

On Thursday (Aug 17) 10 people, including eight people on board a light aircraft were killed after the plane crashed near the Elmina Township in Selangor.

An e-hailing driver and a food delivery rider on the road were killed when the plane crashed.

The incident occurred at about 2.40pm after the aircraft, which took off from Langkawi, was cleared to land at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang.

It crashed into Persiaran Elmina after losing communication with the control tower.

Among the dead was first-term Pelangai state assemblyman and Pahang exco member Datuk Seri Johari Harun.

The others are pilots Shahrul Kamal Roslan and Heikal Aras Abdul Azim; passengers Kharil Azwan Jamaludin, Shaharul Amir Omar, Mohamad Naim Fawwaz Mohamed Muaidi, Muhammad Taufiq Mohd Zaki and Idris Abdol Talib @ Ramali.

The road users killed in the crash have been identified as Muhamad Hafiz and Sharipuddin Shaari.

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