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Ferry Disaster: authorities revise number of missing-rescued again Updated: 2014-05-08 04:02:49 KST

We start with the latest on the Sewol-ho ferry disaster -- now into the twenty-third day of search operations.
Authorities have revised the number of missing and rescued for the seventh time -- more than three weeks after the vessel capsized.
Of the 4-hundred-76 people assumed to be on board, 2-hundred-69 have been confirmed dead with 1-hundred-72 others rescued on the day of the accident.
The Coast Guard on Wednesday revised down the number of survivors from 1-hundred-74 to 1-hundred-72, saying two people were incorrectly reported as survivors.
Officials also corrected the number of missing from 33 to 35.
The Coast Guard explained that two Chinese nationals were added to the list of missing after examining credit card records but the two bodies of ethnic Korean-Chinese had already been retrieved -- raising questions about the authenticity of the count.
There's also the possibility infants under two years of age may have been onboard the ferry as they could travel for free.
Divers have reported seeing nursing bottles inside the some of the ferry's cabins.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License


fatboyme (USA) 2014-05-08 10:18:32 KST