List of Swedish Tsunami Missing Revised Down

The list of Swedes missing and feared dead from the tsunami, has been revised down to 523 as some people returned home and others were tracked to unaffected parts of Asia.

The national police, who have combed through lists of people reported missing, have now located about 1,300 people who were still in southern asia or had returned home. Initially, Sweden said 1,900 hundred of its citizens were missing.

Of those still missing, 260 are women and 263 are men. Almost half are from Stockholm or its surrounding suburbs and 112 are children under 15.

While police emphasized that the latest figures are still preliminary, they said the number is not likely to change much in the coming weeks.

Police have collected dental records and DNA samples from relatives of more than 500 people listed as missing to help them identify bodies in Thailand, where most of the Swedish victims were.