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      Forensic odontologists successfully identify tsunami victims in Phuket, Thailand.

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      Forensic science international

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          More than a year has elapsed since the seaquake in South-East Asia in December 2004, and more than 92% of the non-Thai victims have been identified. About 80% of the non-Thai victims were identified by dental information. This high success rate of dental identification in Thailand was a matter of surprise for many forensic experts. Identification based on dental information is a highly efficient, reliable and rapid procedure. The conclusions drawn from the identification of tsunami victims in Thailand were recently discussed at the 17th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Disaster Victim Identification of Interpol in Lyon, and may be used to formulate new guidelines for the identification of victims.

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          Journal
          Forensic Sci. Int.
          Forensic science international
          1872-6283
          0379-0738
          Sep 13 2007
          : 171
          : 2-3
          Affiliations
          [1 ] DVI Team Austria, Federal Ministery of the Interior, Forensic Odontology, Austria. peter.schuller-goetzburg@pmu.ac.at
          Article
          S0379-0738(06)00542-1
          10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.08.013
          17029859

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