Cuba identifies remains of 50 of plane crash dead

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Cuba now has identified the remains of 50 of the 111 people killed in the country’s worst air disaster in decades.

A Boeing 737 leased to national carrier Cubana de Aviacion crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti airport on Friday, with 113 passengers and crew aboard.

Just two survivors remain — both Cuban woman who are fighting for their lives at Havana’s Calixto Garcia hospital.

“I can inform you that we have identified 50 of the bodies through Tuesday midday,” Forensics Office Director Sergio Rabell told a news conference.

The Mexicans identified include the pilot, Angel Luis Nuez Santos, 53, and the co-pilot, Miguel Angel Arreola Ramirez, 40.

Still awaiting identification are the remains of a couple from Argentina, a Mexican tourist, a passenger from Western Sahara, and some 50 Cubans, Rabell added.

The Cuban government is investigating the cause of the crash and some of those killed have already been buried.