Student survivors of South Korea`s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew by closed circuit TV from a courtroom in their traumatised home town, a district court ruled Tuesday.
South Korea`s parliament is to open an investigation into the ferry disaster that has left 300 people dead or missing, politicians confirmed today, as the government counters criticism of its handling of the tragedy.
Hostile spectators cursing, shouting and weeping behind them, 15 crew members from the sunken South Korean ferry appeared in court today to enter pleas on charges of negligence and failing to save more than 300 dead or missing passengers.
South Koreans vote on Wednesday in nationwide local elections seen as a spot referendum on President Park Geun-Hye`s handling of the April ferry disaster that killed about 300 people, mostly schoolchildren.
Hundreds of followers of a religious sect submitted on Wednesday to a search of their rural commune by South Korean authorities seeking the arrest of the head of the family that operated a ferry which capsized last month killing more than 300 people.
Dhaka: Rescuers retrieved more bodies today from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh, taking the death toll to 27, as search continued for the second day for over 100 others on the overcrowded vessel that capsized during a storm.
"Twenty seven bodies have been retrieved so far while searches are underway for the missing ones," a shipping department official told reporters near the scene of the accident at suburban Munshiganj at the outskirts of the capital.
The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas, a spokesman said today, amid concern that many of the missing may never be found.