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All 189 aboard crashed Lion Air flight feared dead

Accident deals huge blow to fast-expanding low-cost carrier

Lion Air faces fierce competition with Garuda Indonesia and Air Asia.    © Reuters

JAKARTA -- All 189 people aboard Lion Air Flight JT610, which crashed into the sea minutes after take-off on Monday, are feared dead, officials said.

"Seeing the condition of the body parts we've found, we think ... nobody survived," said Bambang Suryo Aji, director at Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency, or Basarnas, at a press conference on Monday afternoon. He added that the team had sent six bags containing human body parts for identification to the National Police Hospital in Jakarta.

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