González-Andrade, F. and Sánchez, D.
Notes: On November 20, 2002, an explosion in a munitions facility left 7 people dead, 100 injured and 5 missing. The authors used DNA typing to identify 2 tissue samples and 19 bone samples. These samples, as well as reference samples from relatives of the missing persons, were analyzed using the PowerPlex® 16 System. DNA was extracted using phenol:chloroform:isoamyl alcohol extraction and concentrated, then amplified using 28–30 cycles. For bone samples, the cycle number was increased to 35. The success rate was 90% (19 of 21 samples identified; 2 of 21 samples had a high degree of contamination and could not be identified). (3819)