More deaths reported as South Korea ferry sinks

More deaths reported as South Korea ferry sinks

More deaths reported as South Korea ferry sinks

Written by News 1st

16 Apr, 2014 | 11:36 am

Two people have died and more than 100 remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea.

So far, 368 people have been rescued, local reports say.

A major rescue operation is under way, involving 34 naval, coastguard and civilian ships, and 18 helicopters.

The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.

Images showed the ferry listing at a severe angle and then later largely submerged, with only a small part of its hull visible.

BBC

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