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The 2nd Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training held at Chiba University, Japan

The 2nd Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training, sponsored by this center and the Chiba Prefecture Dental Association, was held at Chiba University on 26 November 2017.

The training aimed to improve death investigations and the identification of bodies of disaster victims through cooperation between different professions. Approximately 70 experts, including forensic pathologists, medical doctors, dentists, police officers, and personnel from Chiba Prefecture and other cities, participated in the training and dealt with scenarios involving multiple corpses.

In a simulation of a failed landing attempt at Narita Airport in which an airplane was burnt, resulting in 50 victims, death investigation and post-mortem examination, collection of dental findings, detection of fingerprints and DNA, and other tests were performed. One of the purposes of this task was to enable different experts to share information in order to identify each decedent.