14:31 Sep. 13, 2016
Warsaw re-launched investigation into the 2010 tragedy which killed country's president and top officials
According to the Polish RMF 24, the corresponding decision was made by the special investigation committee headed by Poland's Deputy Prosecutor General Marek Pasionek.
The exception will be made only to those victims whose remains have already been examined in the course of the investigation.
The investigative team is planning to involve additional experts.
"We have contacted major European research centres to carry out additional probes and forensic tests," said Ewa Bialik, the spokesperson for the national prosecutor's office.
Further details on the exhumation are not revealed. According to unofficial information, four families of the victims have already been notified about the plans.
Prosecutors insist on the exhumation of the remains for a thorough probe into the cause of death, as the previous investigation contained errors. In addition, it is known that some of the victims were buried under the wrong names.
At the same time, not all the relatives of the victims agree, saying it hurts their dignity.
Earlier Gazeta Polska reported that in September 2010 Russian authorities placed the remains of a different person in the coffin of the last Polish president in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, who also died in the Smolensk crash.
Six years after the tragedy, Poland hopes the new investigative committee will be able to uncover the truth of what happened in Smolensk on April 10, 2010.