Ferry Disaster: 273 dead, 31 missing as of May 8Updated: 2014-05-09 04:02:05 KST
We begin with the latest on the Sewol-ho ferry disaster
Four bodies were recovered on Thursday. the twenty-third day of search and rescue operations.
This raises the confirmed deathtoll to 2-hundred-73.
Thirty-one people, mostly teenagers, remain unaccounted for.
Bad weather hampered divers' attempts to get inside the sunken ferry on Thursday, lowering expectations that weaker-than-usual tidal currents would speed up search efforts.
Divers plan to spend the coming days combing through parts of the ferry that may have been overlooked.
They'll also expand their search of the cargo compartments, crew members' cabins and the engine room.
Meanwhile, parents of the victims protested outside the state-run Korean Broadcasting System late Thursday and into the early hours of Friday demanding an apology from chief of the news department who reportedly said "300 people killed in the sinking is not a big number when you think of the number of people who die in traffic accidents every year."
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Very sad news.