Wednesday, August 20, 2014   

SKorea continues search operation in ferry tragedy
(05-14 15:04)

Search continued Wednesday for the missing people in the sunken South Korean ferry, which capsized off the country's southwestern coast on April 16.
Koh Myung-seok, spokesman of the pan-government accident response center, told a press briefing that divers conducted underwater search for the missing from 1:30 a.m. local time but found no bodies from the submerged hull.
One body, who was recovered Tuesday, was confirmed to have been a female student from Danwon High School in Ansan, a city south of Seoul.
The 476 passengers aboard the ill-fated vessel included 325 Danwon High School students and 14 teachers.
On the 29th day into search, 276 people have been confirmed dead, and 28 others remained missing. There have been no survivors reported since 172 people were saved from the ship and sea the day the ship sank.
Koh said 125 divers will search passenger cabins on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the five-story ship, noting that 139 military ships, 36 airplanes and 42 civilian ships were scouring the waters near the scene to find possible bodies swept away from the submerged vessel. --Xinhua   
Other World breaking news:
Clashes kill 34 civilians in Ukraine's Donetsk region: official (2 hrs 10 mins ago)
Two charged in Malaysia with stealing from MH370 victims (2 hrs 34 mins ago)
Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops (08-20 17:37)
Hollande says to propose 'initiative' against IS (08-20 17:29)
Qatar financing IS jihadists: German minister (08-20 16:32)
Indian soldier's body found in Kashmir after 18 years (08-20 16:23)
Egypt urges Israelis, Palestinians to resume Gaza talks (08-20 16:11)
Body of tourist found in Bali suitcase flown back to US: police (08-20 16:05)
Police say 47 arrested in latest Ferguson protest (08-20 15:53)
Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man (08-20 14:41)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.