Possible errors in identifying soldiers bodies

The main debates in the radio and tv news programmes this morning center around a news item which was published by Spain’s leading paper, El Pais, yesterday.

This paper and leading radio station, Cadena Ser, claim they have evidence which shows that Spanish Defence Ministry doctors may not have identified correctly all the bodies of the soldiers killed in a plane crash last year when they were returning from Afghanistan. Families of the soldiers want to return to Turkey to check and compare ADN tests carried out by the Turkish authorities. See the Cadena Ser report here: http://www.cadenaser.com/articulo.html?d_date=&xref=20040302csrcsrnac_3&type=Tes&anchor=csrcsrpor

The army general and medic who oversaw the identifying procedures was interviewed last night on Cadena Ser and denied all accusations of possible negligence. He implied that the media group to which the Cadena Ser and El Pais belong were guilty of misleading the public and of adding to the families’ grief.