British soldiers’ body parts sent home from Afghanistan war in wrong coffins


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From British paper The Observer:

Family shocked as MoD admits body parts error

British soldiers’ body parts sent home in wrong coffins

Mark Townsend, defence correspondent

Sunday April 29, 2007

Body parts of British soldiers who died on operations in Afghanistan have been mixed up and placed in the wrong coffins.

The government has admitted that the remains of at least one serviceman, who died in Britain’s worst military disaster in the war, ended up inside another victim’s coffin.

The issue came to light only when the personal belongings from one of the dead were given by RAF officials to a family who said they were not his.

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