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4 years after 'Princess of the Stars' tragedy, more possible remains found


Four years after the MV Princess of the Stars sank off Romblon province amid bad weather conditions from tropical storm "Frank," more possible remains of the ill-fated ship's passengers have been found.
A forensic team from the Public Attorney's Office on Thursday arranges the skeletal remains of some of the victims from the sunken M/V Princess of the Stars, during the 4th year anniversary of the sinking of the ship off the coast of Romblon province. Asti Flores
The Philippine Coast Guard found bones near the area where the ship sank on June 21, 2008, according to a report on dzBB radio Thursday.
 
Public Attorney's Office head Persida Acosta was quoted in the report as saying she received information from the Coast Guard about the latest discovery.
 
But she said the Coast Guard is still "processing" the bones and did not give further details.
 
She also said she hopes the remains of some 300 passengers still believed missing can soon be retrieved as well.
 
MV Princess of the Stars capsized and sank after encountering bad weather conditions brought by typhoon Fengshen (Frank).
 
The vessel was owned and operated by Sulpicio Lines Inc., which has since been renamed Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corp. –KG, GMA News
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