BEIRUT: The bodies of 33 Lebanese who drowned off the Indonesian coast in a tragic boat accident last month were identified using DNA analysis, the National News Agency reported Thursday.
A boat carrying around 80 migrants trying to illegally cross from Indonesia to Australia foundered off the Indonesian coast last month.
Only 18 survived. Most of the Lebanese victims hailed from the underdeveloped area of north Lebanon, mainly from the Akkar village of Qabeet.
The NNA said two Lebanese nationals aboard the boat, a man and a child, were still missing.