First identified victim of AirAsia crash laid to rest in Sidoarjo

First identified victim of AirAsia crash laid to rest in Sidoarjo
The mother (C) and family members of Hayati Lutfiah Hamid, first identified victim of the ill-fated Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, breakdown upon receiving her remains at the police hospital in Surabaya on January 1, 2015.

The body of Hayati Lutfiah Hamid, the first victim identified from AirAsia flight QZ8501, was laid to rest at the Sawotratap cemetery in Sidoarjo, East Java, on Thursday, five days after the accident.

Hayati's was one of the first two bodies recovered from the Java Sea by the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) near the Central Kalimantan town of Pangkalan Bun.

Her family received the body at the East Java Police headquarters and laid it at her mother-in-law's house in Sawotratrap.

Her funeral service at the house drew condolences from neighborhood residents.

Hayati's mother-in-law, husband and child also fell victim to the crash; the family was all travelling together on a family holiday to Singapore when the incident occurred.

She leaves behind her youngest son, Agung.

Her identity was successfully identified by the disaster victim identification team at the Bhayangkara Hospital in Surabaya by comparing post mortem data with ante mortem data from her family members.

The identities of the eight other bodies remain unknown.


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