Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: Official
Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: Official

 Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway.

France releases daughter of S Korea magnate linked to ferry disaster

 A French court on Tuesday released the daughter of a South Korean tycoon blamed for a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, ruling that more information is needed before a decision can be made on whether to extradite her.

PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over Bangladesh ferry disaster
PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over Bangladesh ferry disaster

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the Bangladesh ferry disaster and offered his condolences to the families of the deseased.

South Korean minister resigns after handling ferry disaster

 South Korean Maritime Minister Lee Ju-young resigned Tuesday after handling the aftermath of April`s deadly ferry sinking that claimed more than 300 lives.

South Korea concert victims' families call for leniency

The families of 16 people who died after falling through a ventilation shaft at a South Korean open-air concert asked for leniency on Monday for event organisers despite fresh concerns about safety six months after a ferry disaster.

Ferry disaster weighs on South Korean president steeled by tragedy

 South Korean President Park Geun-hye`s voice trembled as she tried to comfort parents gathered near a makeshift morgue to identify the bodies of their children, among the hundreds drowned in a ferry disaster.

Owner of Bangladesh ferry arrested on murder charge after accident

A special Bangladesh anti-crime unit on Wednesday arrested the owner of a ferry that sank in a river killing about 110 people, the first time authorities took such action in a country where shipping accidents with heavy loss of life are common.

Sunken Bangladesh ferry with 200 people on board was `overcrowded`

Just two and half months after a ferry capsized in a river in central Bangladesh, another ferry with some 200 passengers on board sank on Monday, reports cited the police as saying.

Five killed as helicopter crashes in South Korean city

A helicopter that had been searching for victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster crashed Thursday in a residential district of Gwangju city, killing all five people on board, officials said.

S Korean President revamps Cabinet after ferry tragedy

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye revamped her Cabinet on Thursday, replacing seven ministers in response to intense criticism over her administration`s handling of April`s ferry disaster.

South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 292

The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy rose to 292 as divers recovered one more body late Sunday, the disaster response centre said Monday.

South Korea ruling party strong at polls despite ferry disaster

South Korean President Park Geun-hye`s conservative party posted a strong showing in mayoral and provincial elections on Wednesday despite sharp criticism for the government`s handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April.

Daughter of fugitive Korean ferry tycoon arrested in France

Yoo Som-Na, 47, was arrested Tuesday at her Paris residence under an international arrest warrant issued in connection with the investigation into a disaster that claimed around 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

Fire at hospital for elderly kills 21 in latest major South Korea accident

A fire at a rural South Korean hospital for chronically ill elderly patients on Wednesday killed 21 people and injured eight in the second major fire this week as the country still mourns victims of a ferry disaster last month.

North Korea says danger of `catastrophic` clash at truce village

North Korea today warned that recent "provocative" activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead to a "catastrophic" military clash.

South Korea`s Park says family `root cause` of ferry tragedy

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye today denounced fugitive members of the ship-owning family linked to last month`s ferry disaster, calling them the "root cause" of the tragedy that claimed around 300 lives.

South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 288

The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy Wednesday rose to 288 with one more body recovered from the sunken ship earlier in the day, the disaster response centre said.

South Korean sect submits to search for founder linked to doomed ferry

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.

South Korea ferry disaster: Prez Park weeps seeking apology, vows to disband coast guard

South Korean President Park Geun-hye formally apologized on Monday for a ferry disaster last month that killed about 300 passengers, and said she would break up the coast guard because it had failed in its rescue mission.

South Korea president takes responsibility for ferry disaster

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye took personal responsibility Monday for her government`s handling of the Sewol ferry disaster and announced that the widely criticised national coastguard would be dismantled.