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‘Sewol’ remains identified as missing student

SEOUL: A set of human remains retrieved from the salvaged Sewol ferry wreck has been identified as one of four students who remained unaccounted for following the 2014 disaster, officials said.

The 6,800-tonne ship sank off the country’s southwestern coast in one of its worst maritime accidents, claiming over 300 lives, mostly high school students on an excursion.

Nine victims were left unaccounted for and the 145m Sewol was raised in March to search for them.

Bones retrieved on Tuesday from the salvaged ship matched X-rays and dental records from Huh Da-yun, the maritime ministry said.

She is the first of the missing students from Danwon High School to be identified following the raising of the wreck, after a piece of bone recovered two weeks ago was confirmed as belonging to one of two missing teachers. — AFP