Confirmed death toll in S Korea ferry disaster passes 100 coastguard

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Four more crew detained over S Korea ferry disaster

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors Monday detained four more crew members in a widening investigation into a ferry disaster that left hundreds missing, presumed dead, local media reported. Yonhap news agency cited prosecutors as saying three officers and one engineer from the capsized ferry Sewol had been taken into police custody, following the arrest at the weekend of the captain and two other crew members. The 6,825-tonne... 

Third officer in command when S Korea ferry capsized

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors said Friday that the third officer was in charge of the bridge of a South Korean ferry when it capsized two days ago, leaving hundreds missing. “It was the third officer who was in command of steering the ship when the accident took place,” state prosecutor Park Jae-Eok said. “The captain was not in command when the accident took place,” Park said told a press briefing... 

Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S Korea ferry

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation. Nearly 300 people — most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island — are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. “Sending this in case I may not be... 

Four dead 291 missing in S Korea ferry sinking

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

JINDO: South Korean rescuers, including elite navy SEAL divers, worked frantically under floodlights Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island. Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, said 164 people had been rescued, leaving 291 “unaccounted for”. There were four confirmed deaths,... 

Two dead 368 rescued from capsized S Korea ferry official

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said. “So far, 368 have been rescued,” Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, told a press briefing in Seoul He also confirmed that two people had been killed, including one female crew member. ... 

Passengers rescued as S Korea ferry sinks

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank Wednesday off the southern coast with around 450 passengers on board — mostly high school students. There were no immediate reports of any casualties, but Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, told reporters in Seoul that he could only confirm the rescue of 110 passengers so... 

South Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers — mostly high school students — on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said. “The ship is taking in water and sinking,” a coastguard spokesman told AFP by phone. “There are around 450 people on board and we have coastguard vessels, commercial ships in the area, as well... 

Lady Gaga Psy to perform at S Korea festival

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors. The festival, to be held at Seoul´s Olympic stadium on August 15-16, will feature a host of K-pop stars including “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy, the YG entertainment agency said. Lady Gaga will appear on the second day of the festival,... 

Pakistan Korea sign MoU for cooperation in energy investment

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Republic of Korea Monday inked a memorandum of understanding for enhanced cooperation in the field of energy, trade and investment. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Korean counterpart Chung Hong-won witnessed the signing ceremony here at the Prime Minister’s House. Secretary Commerce Mohammad Shahzad Arbab and Korea’s Vice Minister for Trade and Energy Han Jinhyun signed... 


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