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AN infant buried in a Halifax cemetery 90 years ago after he drowned in the sinking of the Titanic has been identified through DNA after blood samples were taken from a second cousin living in Finland.
The baby is believed to be Eino Vijami Panula, who died aged 13 months along with his mother and four brothers, when the Titanic carrying them to the US went down on April 15, 1912.
He was identified after a great-niece of his mother, who was contacted by researchers, agreed to provide a blood sample. The Finnish woman, 68-year-old Magda Schleifer, visited the baby's grave in Halifax.
The grave is marked by a simple stone on which is inscribed the "Unknown Child".