alexa The "Scandinavian Star" ferry disaster 1990--a challenge to forensic odontology.
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General Science

Journal of Forensic Research

Author(s): Solheim T, Lorentsen M, Sundnes PK, Bang G, Bremnes L, Solheim T, Lorentsen M, Sundnes PK, Bang G, Bremnes L

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Abstract With 158 victims, the fire on board the "Scandinavian Star" was one of the world's worst ferry disasters. A team of identification experts, including dentists, were employed to secure evidence for identification and to remove the victims from the ferry. Four parallel teams, each with 2 dentists, examined and autopsied the victims at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Oslo. Using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification forms and aided by computers, all victims were identified within 17 days. Dental identity could be established in 107 cases (68\%).
This article was published in Int J Legal Med and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research

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