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All 50 soldiers who died in C-130 crash in Sulu identified

By: - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ
/ 05:40 AM August 21, 2021
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TRAGEDY SITE Military officers inspect the site in Patikul, Sulu province, where a Philippine Air Force Lockheed C-130 plane carrying troops crashed. —REUTERS FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has finally identified all the cadavers of the 50 military personnel who died when a C-130 aircraft crashed in Sulu province on July 4.

In a statement on Friday, the AFP said the last 10 bodies identified were of Corporals Dexter Estrada, Reynel Matundin and Gulam Ismael; Private First Class Bengie Malanog; and Privates Ian Azuelo, Erwin Canton, Mansueto Lingatong III, Mar Jhun Capagngan and Michael Dalore, all of the Philippine Army; and Airman Second Class Glen Mar Biscocho of the Philippine Air Force.

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The AFP said it had already transported the remains of the military personnel to their respective hometowns so they could be reunited with their families.

The C-130 Hercules plane, which crashed as it was landing in Patikul, Sulu, was carrying 96 personnel, mostly new recruits to be deployed in the Army’s 11th Infantry Division.

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The AFP tapped experts from Philippine National Police Scene of the Crime Operation as the military had a hard time identifying the bodies because they were burned beyond recognition.

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