South Korean court to hear evidence in ferry disaster

Even as a South Korean court is due to hear evidence in the ferry disaster that killed over 300 people in April, another body was recovered by the divers on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2014, 10:37 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Seoul: Even as a South Korean court is due to hear evidence in the ferry disaster that killed over 300 people in April, another body was recovered by the divers on Tuesday.

The toll of the recovered bodies have now increased to 293 while 11 bodies are yet to be found.
Captain Lee Joon-Seok and 15 others have been charged with "homicide through wilful negligence".

They are facing death penalty for keeping their safety above that of passengers and abandoning the ship.
The ill-fated Sewol ferry sank on April 16 with 476 people on board out of which 325 were students on a school trip.