South Korean Ferry Disaster (2014)

South Korea says bones found near ferry wreckage were from animals

South Korea says bones found near ferry wreckage were from animals

Bones found near the wreckage of a South Korean ferry belonged to animals, not missing passengers from the ship's 2014 sinking in which more than 300 people died, the government announced in a surprising reversal Tuesday.

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries had said earlier in the day that salvage crews had found bones measuring 4 to 18 centimeters (1.5 to 7 inches) that were likely to be from one or more of the nine missing passengers, and that DNA tests would be used to verify their identities.

But hours later, investigators from the National Forensic Service concluded after inspecting the bones that they were from unidentified animals, not humans.

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