Suspected human bones retrieved from sunken S. Korean ferry

Workers search for bone fragments from the wreckage of the salvaged ferry Sewol at a port in Mokpo, South Korea, Friday, May 12, 2017. South Korean officials said Friday they’ve found many fragments of suspected human bones from the ferry that was retrieved three years after it sank, killing more than 300 people. (Lee Sang-hack/Yonhap via AP)

By Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press, May 12, 2017 

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean officials said Friday they’ve found many fragments of suspected human bones from a ferry that was retrieved three years after it sank, killing more than 300 people.

Most of the 304 dead were high school students on a field trip and nine bodies haven’t been recovered yet. The ferry Sewol was raised and transported to a port in March. Workers haves since found four pieces of suspected human bones, three from the recovered ferry and one from its sinking site.

The Oceans Ministry said its search team found “many” more such bone fragments Friday from the ferry’s stern parts but didn’t say how many. The area is close to a room where many female students stayed at the time of the April 2014 sinking, according to local media reports.

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