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Poland: Former Pres. Kaczynski's body exhumed, reburied at Wawel Royal Palace01:45

Poland: Former Pres. Kaczynski's body exhumed, reburied at Wawel Royal Palace

Poland, Krakow
November 14, 2016 at 18:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Polish authorities sealed off the Wawel Royal Palace in Krakow, Monday, as the exhumation of former Polish President Lech Aleksander Kaczynski and his wife Maria Helena Mackiewicz, who died in a plane crash in 2010, got underway.

The former Polish President and First Lady were reburied in the crypt, in the Wawel Palace, where other former Polish leaders are also buried.

In June 2016, the court decided to exhume the bodies of the Kaczynski couple and other victims in order to determine the reasons for the plane crash. The group of experts will study the bodies in order to find new evidence for the accident investigation. This decision was negatively perceived by the families and close loved ones of the air crash.

All 96 passengers including the Polish presidential couple were killed, after a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near Smolensk on April 10, 2010.

Poland: Former Pres. Kaczynski's body exhumed, reburied at Wawel Royal Palace01:45
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Polish authorities sealed off the Wawel Royal Palace in Krakow, Monday, as the exhumation of former Polish President Lech Aleksander Kaczynski and his wife Maria Helena Mackiewicz, who died in a plane crash in 2010, got underway.

The former Polish President and First Lady were reburied in the crypt, in the Wawel Palace, where other former Polish leaders are also buried.

In June 2016, the court decided to exhume the bodies of the Kaczynski couple and other victims in order to determine the reasons for the plane crash. The group of experts will study the bodies in order to find new evidence for the accident investigation. This decision was negatively perceived by the families and close loved ones of the air crash.

All 96 passengers including the Polish presidential couple were killed, after a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near Smolensk on April 10, 2010.

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