Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 15:59
Victim of S Korea ferry disaster found miles away
The body of a victim of South Korea's ferry disaster has been found miles away from the sunken vessel, rescuers said today, fuelling fears that some of the deceased may never be found.
Since the 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry sank off the southwest coast on April 16th, 289 bodies have now been recovered, leaving 15 unaccounted for.
The ship was carrying a total of 476 people -- mostly high school students on a school trip.
Even though no bodies have been recovered from the interior over the past two weeks, divers have continued searching the submerged vessel in extremely hazardous conditions.
Two divers have been killed so far -- the latest just last week.