Forensic investigation of deaths due to fire in mass disaster.

@article{Chao1992ForensicIO,
  title={Forensic investigation of deaths due to fire in mass disaster.},
  author={Tzee Cheng Chao},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  year={1992},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={649-55}
}
  • Tzee Cheng Chao
  • Published 1992 in Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
When a body is recovered from a fire site, it is essential to determine if death occurred before or after the fire started. Foul play is suspected when there is an alternative cause of death not due to the fire. In cases of mass disaster due to fire, the forensic pathologist has an additional task of identifying the bodies. This is important in medico-legal investigations. The severity of the burnt injuries sustained may be useful in the reconstruction of the incidence. Examples will be given… CONTINUE READING