REPORT: Poland Finds Other People’s Body Parts in Coffin of President Who Died in 2010 Plane Crash
The body of the former president of Poland is not in his coffin and the remains of two others are.
Thursday, Polish authorities stated that they found the remains of two totally different people in the coffin of the former Polish president Lech Kaczynski during investigations surrounding the plane crash in Russia in 2010 that claimed the President and 95 others’ lives.
The caskets of 11 other victims were also filled with body parts that did not match the deceased. This confusion has been blamed on the explosion aboard the plane, no evidence was provided.
Polish authorities said on Thursday they had found the remains of two other people in the coffin of former president Lech Kaczynski while investigating the plane crash in Russia that killed him and 95 others in 2010.
The April 2010 crash near the western Russian city of Smolensk – the worst such disaster for Poland since World War Two – has left Polish society deeply divided over the cause despite the previous, centrist government’s conclusion from its own investigation that pilot error was at fault.
Poland’s current government under the Law and Justice (PiS) party, led by Lech Kaczynski’s twin brother Jaroslaw, took direct control of the prosecutors office and moved to re-examine the Smolensk crash after coming to power in late 2015, saying the previous investigation was not conducted properly.
Deputy Prosecutor General Marek Pasionek told reporters that in 12 of 24 coffins reopened since last year, bodies had been swapped in two, one contained half the body of another person while nine other caskets held scattered remains of other victims.