NBI to re-autopsy bodies of Quezon shootout victims

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07:26 PM January 9th, 2013

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By: Tetch Torres, January 9th, 2013 07:26 PM

Passengers glance at the bullet-riddled vehicle of suspected criminals along a road in the town of Atimonan in Quezon province, about 140 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines late Sunday Jan. 6, 2013. Philippine army special forces and police killed 13 suspected criminals in a gunbattle Sunday in the latest violence to erupt in the country in the past week. AP /Aaron Favila

MANILA, Philippines–The National Bureau of Investigation will conduct a re-autopsy of the bodies of the 13 fatalities in the alleged shootout in Atimonan, Quezon.

NBI Deputy Director for Regional Operations Services Virgilio Mendez told reporters Wednesday that medico legal team will conduct the re-autopsy.

The NBI added that a technical team will also be sent to the crime scene to gather more evidence.

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