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400-600 pieces of remains recovered

French police working to recover remains from the Germanwings crash site say they have recovered between 400 and 600 pieces of remains from the 150 people who died.

Speaking from the French Alps town of Seyne-les-Alpes, Colonel Patrick Touron of the gendarme service said: "We haven't found a single body intact."

He also said DNA samples had been taken from objects provided by the victims' families, such as toothbrushes, which could help identify the victims.

Capt Touron also said jewellery and other objects could help in the identification process.

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