Three Paris air terminal victims identified

25th May 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 24 (AFP) - French investigators said Monday they had identified two Chinese and a Czech national out of the four people killed in a roof collapse at the weekend in the ultra-modern new air terminal at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

PARIS, May 24 (AFP) - French investigators said Monday they had identified two Chinese and a Czech national out of the four people killed in a roof collapse at the weekend in the ultra-modern new air terminal at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

The fourth victim has yet to be identified, officials said.

The two Chinese nationals, a man whose age has not been determined and a 32-year-old woman, were travelling to Mexico on a business trip.

The third victim, a 39-year-old Czech woman, was returning to Prague. A Czech foreign ministry spokesman said Monday in Prague that a Czech woman thought to have been killed in the accident was in fact safe and sound, and said it was possible the victim had a stolen passport. Other reports have said the Czech woman was heading to the United States.

But according to French investigators the Czech woman was carrying her own passport with a matching photograph.

The death toll, which is still provisional, is likely to become final he said as investigators do not believe any more bodies will be found under the wreckage.

French prosecutors on Sunday opened an investigation into possible involuntary homicide after giant slabs of concrete, metal and glass panelling came crashing down on a boarding walkway at the airport's Terminal 2E.

© AFP

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