An exhumation of the bodies of the former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria was hosted in Krakow. They died in a plane crash six years ago. The sarcophagus containing the remains of the victims was in Wawel Castle.

An exhumation procedure lasted for 8 hours. Daughter and brother of President attended it.

The medical examination will be performed by the staff of the Department of Forensic Medicine Jagiellonian University.

The research will last for 4 days. After the procedure, the bodies of Lech Kaczynski and his wife will be buried again.

The purpose of the medical examination is an establishment the true cause of death of the flight passengers. The fact is that the Polish government led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski does not trust the results of the previous inspection.

In addition to the bodies of the first persons of the state will be exhumed the remains of the other passengers of the Tu-154. Not all the relatives of the victims agree for carrying out the research. They have written an open letter to President of the country and the members of the clergy. The relatives ask to abandon the  additional examinations.