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Bedfordshire A5 crash victims identified by tattoos and scars

Four men were dead in the Oct 10 car crash on the A5 in Bedfordshire. (iStock image)

By: Sattwik Biswal

THREE of the four men who died in a car crash that caught fire on the A5 in Bedfordshire, had to be identified from their tattoos and scars.

Zahir Baig, Sahir Iqbal, Jason McGovern and Mohammed Uddin were in a black BMW when the crash happened on 10 October. It was found 100m (328ft) from the road, close to the Flying Fox roundabout near Heath and Reach.

All four died from multiple injuries and fatal burns, Bedfordshire Coroner’s Court heard.

During the opening of the inquest, senior coroner Emma Whitting heard that the car was driven by Baig, 39, from Luton. The car “went airborne and landed in a field”, ending on its roof.

Another cause given for Baig’s death was excessive alcohol. His body was identified by tattoos.

Iqbal, 39, from Luton, seated rear nearside seat was idenfied by a tattoo, and Uddin, 41, also from Luton, travelling front passenger seat, was identified from scars on his body.

The fourth person, McGovern, 46, from Leighton Buzzard, was travelling in the rear offside passenger seat. A full inquest into the accident will be heard next year.

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