Identification of victims from the M/S Estonia

@article{Soomer2001IdentificationOV,
  title={Identification of victims from the M/S Estonia},
  author={Helena Soomer and Helena Ranta and Antti Penttil{\"a}},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={114},
  pages={259-262}
}
Abstract With 852 victims from 17 different countries, the sinking of the Estonia was Europe’s most severe passenger ferry disaster. [] Key Result Dental identification was established in 57 cases (60%).
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