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Friday, March 23, 2018

Death Toll In South Korean Ferry Accident Rises To 25

SEOUL, South Korea — Twenty-five people have been confirmed dead in the sinking of a South Korean ferry, authorities said Friday. The coast guard said another 271 people were still missing, the Yonhap News Agency reported. “It seems like bodies have begun to spill out of the sunken ship due to current shifts,” Yonhap quoted […]

April 18, 2014

Criticism Mounts In South Korean Ferry Disaster; Death Toll Rises To 14

By Dirk Godder SEOUL, South Korea — Survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry lashed out Thursday at what they called inadequate safety procedures they say likely cost dozens, if not hundreds, of lives. The accusations — including reports that the captain was among the first to leave the ship and that passengers had been […]

April 17, 2014

Ferry Runs Aground Off South Korea Coast With 477 Aboard

SEOUL, South Korea — Dozens of ships and aircraft were involved in rescue efforts for 477 people aboard a ferry that ran aground and was sinking off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, reports said. Yonhap news agency said one person had died. It cited Coast Guard officials saying the passengers were being taken off […]

April 16, 2014