Russian teenager killed in ferry Sewol wreck to be buried in South Korea - embassy

Parents have identified a Russian teenager who died in the wreck of the South Korean ferry Sewol.

Parents have identified a Russian teenager who died in the wreck of the South Korean ferry Sewol.

"The teenager's body has been found. The parents identified him and doctors ran a DNA test. The results matched," a source from the Russian Embassy in Seoul told Interfax.

Most likely, the teenager will be buried in South Korea, the place of permanent residence of his Russian mother and Korean stepfather, he said.

The ferry Sewol traveling from the port of Incheon to the resort island of Jeju sank in the morning of April 16 in the province of South Jeolla, South Korea. There were 477 passengers aboard when the wreck occurred. Some 198 passengers are missing, and the casualty rate has topped a hundred.

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