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Dental identification after two mass disasters in Croatia.

Authors
  • Dumancić, J
  • Kaić, Z
  • Njemirovskij, V
  • Brkić, H
  • Zecević, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Croatian medical journal
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2001
Volume
42
Issue
6
Pages
657–662
Identifiers
PMID: 11740850
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The reasons for the small number of dental identifications in the victims of the railway accident were incomplete or unavailable antemortem data provided by relatives and friends of the deceased, and the predominant orientation toward other forensic identification methods. The significant number of dental identifications in the plane crash is explained by the provision of complete and accurate antemortem odontological data. Dental characteristics proved to be particularly valuable in the identification of carbonized victims.

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