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Madrid crash claims another life

Wreckage of the Spanair MD82, 21 August 2008 [Pic: EFE]
Two of the remaining survivors are still in a very serious condition

One of the 19 survivors of Wednesday's plane crash at the Barajas airport near Madrid has died, bringing the number of people killed in the crash to 154.

Maria Luisa Estevez Gonzalez died from her injuries in hospital in Madrid, according to the city's health service.

She had been badly burned when Spanair flight JK 5022, bound for the Canary Islands, crashed just after take-off.

Madrid's health service said that two other survivors remain in a very serious condition.

DNA techniques

The Spanish government has promised a full investigation into the crash, which is the country's worst air accident in 25 years.

Spain's Interior Minister, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, has said that 53 of the people killed in the crash had been identified using their fingerprints.

Most of the remaining victims will have to be identified using DNA techniques because they were so badly burned in the accident.

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