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South Korea ferry toll hits 244 as documents show ship exceeded cargo limit

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:42

As divers continued strenuous efforts to retrieve more bodies, death toll from the ferry sinking disaster reached 244, with 8 more bodies being recovered on Sunday.

Ferry disaster: Death toll reaches 236, over 60 still unaccounted

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 19:56

Eight more bodies were recovered Saturday from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month, reports said, amid concern that some of the missing may never be found.

S Korea to ask Japan, China to watch for ferry bodies

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 16:00

South Korea will ask Japan and China to inform it about any bodies that wash up on beaches, an official said Monday, as fears grow that some victims of a ferry disaster may never be found.

Coastguard raided in expanding S Korea ferry probe

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:48

South Korean prosecutors on Monday carried out a series of raids, including on a coastguard office, as part of their widening investigation into a ferry disaster that left 300 dead or missing.

South Korea PM quits over mishandling ferry tragedy, President accepts resignation

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:56

Taking responsibility for the ferry sinking tragedy`s mishandling, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won on Sunday offered his resignation.

With a heavy heart: South Korean school reopens after ferry tragedy

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 16:46

It was an overwhelmingly sad day at Danwon high school in South Korea, which reopened on Thursday, eight days after a ferry carrying more than 300 of its students and teachers capsized off Jindo Island.

Letter written on Titanic before ship`s sinking up for auction

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 16:00

London: A letter written on board the Titanic hours before the ship sank is set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch a whopping 100,000 pounds at an auction.

Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets together before they drowned

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 15:07

A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn`t float apart.

South Korea ferry engineer says no technical problems

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:12

The senior engineer on the South Korean ferry that sank last week said Thursday he was unaware of any problems with the ship`s engine or ballast when it ran into trouble.

Body found of boy who made first call from Korea ferry: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:02

The body of a high school student who made the first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was recovered from the submerged vessel on Thursday, news reports said.

South Korean ferry sinking: Death toll rises to 159

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 09:13

The ninth day into search, 159 people have been confirmed dead, leaving 143 others still missing. The number of the rescued has been unchanged at 174, Xinhua reported.

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking South Korean ferry

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:47

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea`s southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside.