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Ferry disaster: Number of confirmed dead breaks 200 mark, bodies found on 5th floor

Updated: 2014-04-30 04:13:44 KST
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We start with the latest updates regarding the Sewol-ho ferry disaster
The number of confirmed dead has now surpassed the 200-mark two weeks after the sinking.
Two-hundred-nine people are confirmed dead on this Wednesday morning with sixteen more bodies retrieved overnight.
Officials say most of the bodies were found on the 5th floor of the vessel in the lobby.
Search and recovery personnel have been battling against rising tides and strong currents which are expected to last until Friday.
Ninety-three passengers, mostly teenagers, still remain unaccounted for--- and officials say divers will now work on the right side of the fourth and fifth floors, where cabins are located.
Divers have, as yet, been unable to access that area because the ship sank with the right side down.


Reporter : connie@arirang.co.kr

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fatboyme (USA) 2014-04-30    

Very sad news.