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Bodies of South Korean Crash Victims Flown Home


The bodies of 13 South Korean tourists who died in a plane crash Monday were flown back to Korea Friday night.

Family members of the South Koreans arrived earlier this week on flights from Seoul and attended memorial services for the dead on Thursday. The remains were put on a flight late Friday.

The bodies of all five Cambodian crew have been cremated, along with the remains of three Czech travelers, officials said.

The body of a Uzbek crew chief was being stored in a morgue, awaiting the arrival or relatives, the Associated Press reported.

The operator of Flight U4 241, Progress Multitrade, continued running its domestic routes, following the worst air disaster in Cambodia since a Vietnam Airlines flight crashed at Phnom Penh's airport in 1997, killing more than 60.

Flight U4 241 crashed in Cambodia's coastal mountains in heavy rain Monday, on a newly opened domestic route between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

An international airport opened in the coastal town in January, and officials hoped the new route would bring more tourists to the beach.

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