More bodies have been recovered from the sunken South Korean ferry.The death toll tops 120, but almost 200 people are unaccounted for.
The confirmed death toll from the April 16 disaster off South Korea’s southern coast reached 113 on Tuesday, officials said. Four crew members accused of abandoning the ship and failing to protect the passengers were arrested, three days after warrants were issued for the captain and two other crew. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school in Ansan, near Seoul.
More than three-quarters of the 323 students are dead or missing, while nearly two-thirds of the other 153 people on board the ferry Sewol survived.The number of corpses recovered has risen sharply since the weekend, when divers battling strong currents and low visibility were finally able to enter the submerged vessel.
CCTV’s Shane Hahm reports from Jindo.