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Death toll rises to 64 but no survivors found in capsized Korean ferry
Updated: 2014-04-21 08:24:09 KST

Let's go right to our Hwang Sung-hee standing by at the Paengmok-hang harbor -- the closest port to where the accident took place.
Sung-hee, what's the latest?

Already five bodies were retrieved this morning, raising the total death toll to 64.
The bodies have not been identified yet, but they are believed to be female high school students.
Two were found in a compartment on the fourth floor of the vessel.
The number of survivors remains unchanged at 174 and still, 234 people, mostly children, remain missing.
Five days have passed since the capsizing of the Sewol-ho ferry, but many of the family members are clinging onto last bits of hope.

We hear the search and rescue operations are picking up speed as well?

Rescue teams continued their search for survivors throughout the night.
A remotely-operated vehicle, or ROV, which was sent by the U.S., was deployed to carry out search operations inside the vessel.
The rescue team also extended one of the five guide ropes by about 15 meters, which will allow divers to go deeper into the sunken ferry.
The divers are focusing their search on the fourth floor of the ship, which is where the cabins of the Danwon high school students were and where most of the students were believed to be at the time of the accident.
32 Navy vessels, 90 fishing boats, 34 aircraft and more than 550 divers will be taking part in today's rescue operations.
The weather will work in our favor today.
As you can see, it is very sunny here and the tidal waves will remain relatively low at around 1 meter.
This has been Hwang Sung-hee, reporting from the Paengmok-hang Harbor.

Comment

fatboyme (USA) 2014-04-21 10:19:15 KST    

More bad news.