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Forensics Experts Work to ID Tsunami Victims

Forensics experts were poring over fingerprints and dental records to identify victims from the Asian tsunami, hoping to get the easier matches out of the way before tackling the time-consuming process of DNA analysis ( search ).Hundreds of bodies being kept at makeshift mortuaries were examined by more than 40 technicians at the Disaster Victim Identification ( search ) center on Monday, said Jeff Emery, DVI commander and an Australian Federal Police inspector."We're taking information from all deceased. There's no discrimination — it's for all countries," he told reporters.Experts pored over sheafs of fingerprints and held dental X-rays up to the light at the center north of tsunami-stricken Phuket ( search ).So far the center has received more than 500 reports from field workers examining the remains of some of the nearly 5,300 people who perished Dec. 26, when massive waves barreled ashore along this palm-fringed coastline popular among Western tourists. Another 3,716 people are mi...

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