Paris airport victim had stolen passport

26th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 26 (AFP) - One of the four people killed in Sunday's roof collapse at Charles de Gaulle airport may never be identified because she was travelling under a stolen Czech passport, French justice officials confirmed Wednesday.

PARIS, May 26 (AFP) - One of the four people killed in Sunday's roof collapse at Charles de Gaulle airport may never be identified because she was travelling under a stolen Czech passport, French justice officials confirmed Wednesday.

"We can assume she was Ukrainian because the plane ticket was bought in Kiev. But if this person was travelling in a clandestine manner, then we may never find out her nationality," an official said.

The woman was on a stop-off in Paris from Kiev en route for Miami when she was caught in the disaster at Terminal 2E.

She was initially thought to be the 39 year-old Czech nurse whose name appeared on the passport, but the real Martina Mala was found to be alive and well in Prague. Her passport had been stolen in January 2003.

The three other dead in the accident were a Lebanese woman, a Chinese man and a Chinese woman.

© AFP

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