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Indonesia stops search
JAKARTA, Nov 10: Indonesia on Saturday called off the search for passengers of a Lion Air plane, almost two weeks after the jetliner plunged into the Java Sea killing 189 people on board.
Some 196 bags containing body parts have been recovered from under the water with 79 victims identified and handed over to their families for burial.
Rescuers have also retrieved parts of the plane's engines, wheels and seats from the sea. One diver died helping with search.
Lion Air has begun paying $102,058 compensation money for each passenger to the grieving families.
Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has retrieved one of the black boxes. -AFP