Death toll from sunken ferry rises to 262Updated: 2014-05-05 18:13:20 (KST)
Today marks the 20th day of search operations for the sunken Sewol-ho ferry.
Fourteen bodies have been recovered so far this Monday, which brings the confirmed death toll to 262, while 40 remain unaccounted for.
Divers have completed an initial search of 61 out of 64 of the vessel's compartments, where most of the missing passengers were expected to be found.
Officials say after completing this initial phase, divers will search common areas next, including lobbies and shops, before further expanding operations to the cargo compartments, as well as the first and second floors of the ship.
Meanwhile, as the official mourning period continues, over 3-hundred 60-thousand people have visited memorials nationwide, to pay tribute to the Sewol victims while more than 96-thousand text messages of condolence have been sent to the official group altar in Ansan.
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