Excavations in Zhilivoda continue
After extinguishing the fire that had gripped these days the coal hollow where assessment excavations are being carried out in search of mortuary remains, work has resumed today under the plan provided by the Government Commission for Missing Persons and EULEX experts , within the Department of Forensic Medicine.
The location where excavations are being conducted in a professional assessment by members of the Kosovo Security Force, in close coordination with forensic experts, was visited today by the Head of Governmental Commission for Missing Persons, Prenkë Gjetaj.
In this case, Gjetaj, along the gratitude expressed to the members of the Engineer Battalion of the KSF, members of the Kosovo Police Station -Vushtrri Unit and members of fire and rescue service for their intervention and their efforts in the localization and extinguishing the fire, also expressed readiness and commitment of the Government Commission for Missing Persons, namely of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, that assessment excavations in search of mortuary remains in this location may continue until the case will be officially closed.
'Government of the Republic of Kosovo, through its institutional and professional mechanisms have provided support to the beginning and continuation of work in this location since August, 2010. All claims presented by local experts and EULEX, within the Department of Forensic Medicine, while performing works at this site have had the generous support of the Government Commission for Missing Persons. Even today, EULEX experts and members of the KSF, engaged in this project, have our support and it is important that the damage caused by fire will not hinder the excavation process - said Gjetaj.
The Government Commission for Missing Persons received today from the police station of Vushtrri municipality the summary report on the recent developments in the village of Zhilivoda.