Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/41589
Type: Journal article
Title: Thai tsunami victim identification - Overview to date
Author: James, H.
Citation: The Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 2005; 23(1):1-18
Publisher: Macquarie University School of Management
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0258-414X
2219-6749
Abstract: The boxing day tsunami of 26 December 2004 caused devastation and loss of life around the Indian ocean. International disaster victim identification efforts were centred in Thailand, with many odontologists from over 20 countries contributing to the examination of deceased, collection of antemortem information, comparison and reconciliation of data. The contribution of forensic odontology to the identification process conducted in Thailand in response to the tsunami devastation is presented in a composite of short reports focused on the five phases associated with disaster victim identification. To date 1,474 deceased have been identified. Dental comparison has been the primary identifier in 79% of cases and a contributor in another 8%, a total of 87%.
Keywords: Forensic Odontology; Disaster Victim Identification; Tsunami
RMID: 0020075789
Description (link): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16224829
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