Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 9:02
Vice principal rescued from sinking ship found hanged
The vice principal of the Danwon High School, where over 300 of its students were on board the sunken South Korea ferry, has been found hanged, local police have said.
Kang Min-Kyu was found dead near a school gymnasium on Jindo island where many of the rescued and relatives of those still missing have gathered, the Yonhap News Agency has reported.
The 52-year-old, who has been missing since Thursday, was rescued along with 178 others. Over 260 people are still missing.
A police officer says the vice principal, identified only by his surname Kang, was found dead on the island of Jindo where rescued passengers have taken shelter. He did not provide any further details.
The news of the death came on Friday as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry, which capsized with over 470 people on board off South Korea’s southwestern coast.