Names of Boat Accident Victims Released

A boat accident in Vietnam’s scenic Halong Bay has cost the lives of twelve tourists. Among them two Swedes.
The names of the victims that has been officially confirmed is now released.
The list includes Viola Birgitta Bankestad, Swedish, born 1991 and Anna Ellen Krok , Swedish, born 1990.
Two Danes were among the tourists whose lives were saved. They were Marie Elisabeth Stobbe, born 1990, and Kasper Kammersgaard Pedersen, born 1987.
At least 21 passengers were on board including 19 foreigners when the boat sank off Ti Top Island in the early hours of this morning.
The bodies of 11 foreigners and their Vietnamese guide have been sent to Bai Chay Hospital for identification.
Nine foreigners and two Vietnamese crew members were rescued in a seven hour search and rescue mission which saw teams scouring the area for survivors.
Initial findings are pointing to a leak in the engine room as the cause of the accident.
The QN 5198 ship named Truong Hai left Bai Chay Port yesterday afternoon carrying tourists who were visiting the bay.
“We need to investigate the accident, identify the cause and punish those responsible,” said Nguyen Van Doc, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

The full list of the victims in the tour ship accident has been released as:
1. Mccormick Stuart (Male, born 1980): British
2. Pyle Holly Michelle (Female, born 1985): American
3. Taylor Samantha Kay (Female, born 1989): American
4. Voropinova Elena (Female, born 1962): Russian
5. Voropinova Anastasia (Female, born 1987): Russian
6. Nakahara Jumpei (Male, born 1990): Japanese
7. Noblecourt Laetitia Francoise Monique (Female, born 1983): French
8. Bankestad Viola Birgitta (Female, born 1991): Swedish
9. Krok Anna Ellen (Female, born 1990): Swedish
10. Gerber baniamin charly (Male, born 1985): Swiss
11. Dinh Van Thang (Male, born 1983) : Vietnamese
12. Lam Ngoc Chau (Man, born 1979) : Australian

List of passengers who survived
1. Stobbe Marie Elisabeth (Female, born 1990): Danish
2. Pedersen Kasper Kammersgaard (Male, born 1987): Danish
3. Scattarelli Claudio (Male, born 1990): German
4. Sacconi Stefand (Male, born 1978): Italian
5. Corda Stefand (Male, born 1975): Italian
6. Fosmire George William (Male, born 1988): American
7. Nguyen Khuong Duy (Male, born 1975): Australian
8. Abrard James Dany Michel Eddy (Male, born 1983): French
9. Smhmidli Ramona (Female, born 1990): Swiss

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