Two More Bodies Recovered, Raising Death Toll From Sunken Ship To 58

Jindo, South Korea, April 20 (QNA) -South Korean divers retrieved 18
more bodies on Sunday, all from inside the sunken ferry Sewol, as
hopes were fading rapidly for any survivors among hundreds of people
who still remained missing.

This brought to 58 the total number of people who have been
confirmed dead since the 6,825-ton ferry sank off Jindo, an island
off South Korea’s southwest coast, on Wednesday, on its way to the
southern resort island of Jeju.

Earlier today , fifty-six people have been confirmed dead and 248
missing as of Sunday morning from the sinking of the six-thousand-800
ton ship, the Sewol, off the southern coast of South Korea.

Officials at the government’s emergency rescue operations
headquarters told reporters that divers entered the sunken vessel and
retrieved three bodies Saturday night. The three victims are high
school students who were on a school trip to Jeju island.(QNA)

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