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Three more bodies recovered from Euroferry Olympia; three still missing

Three more bodies recovered from Euroferry Olympia; three still missing

Rescue crews recovered two more bodies from a ferry that caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy last week, authorities said, bringing to a total of three the number of remains found on Friday.

Two of the bodies were found in the third garage and one in the second garage of the Euroferry Olympia. 

Three known passengers remain unaccounted for.

Earlier, the coroner involved in conducting autopsies on the remains said that of the four bodies she had examined, only one had been identified.

Angeliki Tsiola, head of the forensic medicine service in Patras, said that the identified body has been released to the family.

She said that the cause of death differed in each of the four cases. In the three cases where the remains have not been identified, the bodies were burned beyond recognition. [AMNA]