What Will Happen to Unidentified Funerals in the Turkey Earthquake?
The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency announced that the bodies whose identities could not be determined would be buried after a 24-hour waiting period, after DNA, fingerprint samples and photographs were taken.
The Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake disaster destroyed 10 cities of Turkey.
While the rescue efforts continue, the number of deaths has already reached 9 thousand.
While hopes were consumed with every passing minute, it was also a matter of curiosity how the burial procedures of the deceased citizens would be done.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) made a statement regarding the identification and burial services of those who lost their lives in the earthquake that affected 10 provinces in Kahramanmaraş.
In the statement, it was stated that after the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes, search and rescue efforts continue.
In the statement, it was stated that those who lost their lives due to the devastating effect of the earthquakes should be identified as quickly as possible and their bodies should be delivered to their relatives as soon as possible, and that the governorships, institutions and organizations were instructed in coordination with the Ministry of Justice to ensure the uniformity of the procedures.
Those who cannot be identified will be buried at the end of 24 hours by sampling.
Within the scope of the instruction, it was stated that the corpses should not be sent to the surrounding provinces and districts by conducting the examination procedures before the provincial or district chief prosecutor’s offices.
In the statement, it was stated that the bodies, from which building and debris were removed, will be delivered to the health or law enforcement officer, accompanied by a report, and that they will be transferred to the hospital.
It was noted that the bodies that could not be identified would be buried after a 24-hour waiting period, after DNA, fingerprint samples and photographs were taken.