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  • South Korea ferry: Divers recover bodies, transcript shows confusion

    South Korea ferry: Divers recover bodies, transcript shows confusion
    SEOUL -- Divers reached the hull of the sunken Sewol ferry Sunday, recovering 16 bodies and bringing the confirmed death toll to 50. With more than 250 people still missing since the ship went down Wednesday, hope of finding survivors has all but vanished.
  • South Korea ferry: Death toll at 36; hope fades for finding survivors

    South Korea ferry: Death toll at 36; hope fades for finding survivors
    SEOUL — The official death toll in South Korea’s ferry disaster rose to 36 early Sunday. In a sign that hope had run out for finding survivors, authorities have asked relatives of the missing to provide DNA samples to expedite the task of...

    Captain, crew of South Korean ferry that sank arrested

    Captain, crew of South Korean ferry that sank arrested
    ANSAN, South Korea — The captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized off the southern coast of South Korea were detained Saturday on suspicion of negligence in the accident that left at least 28 people confirmed dead and 274 missing,...

    South Korea ferry sinking: Arrest warrants sought for captain, 2 crew

    South Korea ferry sinking: Arrest warrants sought for captain, 2 crew
    ANSAN, South Korea – Prosecutors asked a court Friday to issue arrest warrants for the captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized off the southern coast of South Korea, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, most of them...

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors
    SEOUL — Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it...