Acta Medica Medianae
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INJURIES INFLICTED DURING THE NATO BOMBING OF THE CIVILAIN OBJECT IN SURDULICA
Goran ILIĆ, Milija SPALEVIĆ, Tatjana ĐORĐEVIĆ and Jovan STOJANOVIĆ
Institute for Forensic Medicine in Niš
The paper presents 9 autopsy cases of the corpses of the civilians killed during the NATO bombing of Surdulica on April, 27,1999. In all the autopsied cases there were high-degree injuries as a consequence of the air blast mostly manifested in the form of the so-called solid blast and only partly as a consequences of the air blasts. The classic identification parameters (hairy-ness, hair and lenght of the femur for determining the body length) provided for accurate identification of ali the nine persons.
Key words: solid blast, air blast, identification, NATO