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Final Bodies of Ferry Disaster on Yangtze River Identified
   2015-06-13 19:06:11    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo Jing

The final bodies recovered from this month's ferry disaster on the Yangtze River have now been positively identified.

The final body which has been missing since the accident was recovered yesterday.

At the same time, authorities have now readjusted the numbers connected to the disaster, confirming that only 12 people survived.

It was originally thought that 14 people survived the ship's capsizing.

However, that number appears to have been assessed from the number of people originally thought to be onboard the vessel when it capsized.

Authorities now say there were 454 people on the Eastern Star when it flipped over, not 456 as originally thought.

Among them, 403 were tourists, 46 were members of the crew and 5 were tour guides.

The Eastern Star capsized in a heavy storm which hit the ship on June 1st while it was headed up the Yangtze River from Nanjing to Chongqing.

Most of the 442 who died are seniors from the Shanghai area.

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