Ferry Disaster

  • South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 288 21-05-2014 03:19 PM

    Seoul: The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy on Wednesday rose to 288 with one more body recovered from the sunken ship earlier in the day, the disaster response centre said. On the 36th day of the search, 288 people have been confirmed dead, with 16 others...
  • South Korean diver dies in ferry search operation 06-05-2014 02:34 PM

    Seoul: A diver lost consciousness and died on Tuesday during the search operation for victims still missing after last month's South Korean ferry disaster. The diver had lost radio contact five minutes after diving to fix guideline ropes on the fifth deck of the sunken ferry, according to Ko Myung-seok,...
  • South Korean ferry disaster: Death toll rises to 263, 39 still missing 06-05-2014 08:50 AM

    Seoul: Divers helped by better weather and easing ocean currents retrieved 12 passengers' bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry on Monday, raising the death toll to 263 with 39 people still missing. Investigators also made their first formal arrests of people who were not on board the Sewol when...
  • Korea ferry disaster exposes cosy industry ties, soft penalties 30-04-2014 04:20 PM

    Seoul: A culture of cosy personal ties that can blur the lines between businesses and those regulating them, of profit over safety, and soft courts is in focus as South Korea demands answers over the sinking of a ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives, mainly high school...
  • South Korean PM resigns over government response to ferry disaster 27-04-2014 07:19 AM

    Seoul: South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his resignation on Sunday over the government's poor response to the April 16 ferry disaster, in which it was first announced that everyone had been rescued. The Sewol ferry sank on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the...