Identification of victims from the M/S Estonia
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- Soomer, H., Ranta, H. & Penttilä, A. Int J Leg Med (2001) 114: 259. doi:10.1007/s004140000180
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With 852 victims from 17 different countries, the sinking of the Estonia was Europe’s most severe passenger ferry disaster. The Finnish Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team identified all 93 victims recovered from the sea within 33 days of the accident as well as victim number 94 found 18 months later. Dental identification was established in 57 cases (60%).