Suspected human bones were recovered on May 10 from the "Sewol". Since the salvage workers have been painstakingly sifting through the silt piled up inside the hull.
Two bones were now retrieved from a passenger cabin on the fourth deck. Citing forensic experts said they were apparently human and had been sent to the National Forensic Service for DNA tests. Last week, a diver combing the sea bed where the ferry had been lying found a bone fragment believed to be from a human shin. In March, soon after it was salvaged the ministry announced that human bone fragments had been found under the hull of the ship. But DNA tests confirmed they were from pigs, to the ministry’s embarrassment. The recent announcement was the first time suspected human bones had been found inside the wreck.