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One more body found near sunken ferry

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-19 17:52

One more body found near sunken ferry
South Korean ferry disaster
SEOUL - One more body was found Saturday afternoon in waters near the sunken South Korean ferry which capsized off the country's southwestern coast on Wednesday, a coast guard official said at a regular press briefing.

The unidentified female passenger's body was discovered at 5:58 pm local time after another female body was found at 4:15 pm in waters some 100 meters away from the capsized passenger ferry, an official at the South Korean Coast Guard told reporters.

Of the 476 passengers on board, 31 have been confirmed dead, with 271 people still missing. The number of those rescued was unchanged at 271.


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