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Delhi hotel fire: DNA test to decide fate of missing supervisor

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A sample sent to the Laboratory on Wednesday will decide if the missing of is still alive.

Seventeen people were killed in a fire at the hotel in central Delhi's area on Tuesday morning.

The family members of the missing believe he is still alive, a said.

"We have identified 16 of the 17 bodies kept for autopsy in three different hospitals. Autopsies on 14 bodies have been conducted by a panel of doctors. Autopsies on two Myanmarese women -- Hla May (66) and Mya Htwe (45) -- will be conducted on Thursday following requests by the Myammar Embassy," a senior told IANS.

"A panel of doctors took the samples of and his mother, the son and wife of the missing supervisor, (50). They have been sent to the forensic laboratory for the identification of Chand. An unidentified body, with 80 per cent burns, was recovered from the hotel during the rescue operation," he said.

According to Himanshu, his father was a at the hotel for the last 25 years.

"I am still hoping my father is alive. We have been trying to identify the body from among the deceased in the hospitals, but none matched so far," said.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 23:24 IST