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Poland to exhume victims of 2010 presidential plane crash

  • FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2010 file photo, a Polish guard of honor escorts the coffins of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria Kaczynska during a funeral procession walk through Krakow, Poland. A Polish court  Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, file)

    FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2010 file photo, a Polish guard of honor escorts the coffins of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria Kaczynska during a funeral procession walk through Krakow, Poland. A Polish court Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This is a Sunday, April 11, 2010 file photo of the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia.  A Polish court  Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)

    FILE - This is a Sunday, April 11, 2010 file photo of the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia. A Polish court Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)  (The Associated Press)

A spokesman for Poland's top prosecutors says the remains of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and other victims of a 2010 plane crash will be exhumed to help investigators determine the cause of the crash that killed 96 people.

Prosecutor Maciej Kujawski told The Associated Press on Wednesday that investigators are in talks with Polish and foreign experts who they want to carry out the exhumations at an unspecified time.

He said the post-mortem documents that Poland received from Russia, where the crash occurred, are incomplete and in some cases erroneous and don't help explain the reason of the crash that is under a renewed investigation in Poland.

The exhumation decision was taken Tuesday during a meeting with the families of some of the victims.