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Families wait investigation result of prison fire

02-19-2012 11:06 BJT

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As a team of US experts investigates the cause of Honduras' deadliest prison fire angry relatives have gathered to complain the lack of information about victims and survivors.

Queues of relatives continue to wait at the entrance of Coma-ya-gua prison to visit inmates who survived the deadly blaze.

The identification process of those less lucky is slow as most were badly burned. Hundreds of relatives are still not sure whether their loved ones are among the 358 victims who perished. Most of the relatives also think that the official explanation of a mattress fire killing nearly 360 people is absurd.

The attorney general’s office said it’s investigating all angles. Relatives are suspicious because Honduras has been the site of two other major prison fires in 2003 and 2004 that killed a total of 176 inmates. The investigation team includes forensic chemists, explosives enforcement officers and dogs that can sniff out explosives and accelerants.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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