260 People Dead, 42 Still Missing in South Korean Ferry Accident

The South Korean ferry accident took the lives of 260 people, the latest reports show.

No survivors have been found since the ferry sank on April 16, and the divers are still searching for the missing 42 people, CNN reports.

The ferry was en route from Incehon to the island of Jeju when it sank with over 400 people onboard.

174 people survived the accident including 22 crew members.

The cause of the sinking is still under investigation, but the Authorities suspect that the “Sewol” ferry exceeded its cargo limit, and the overload caused the accident, reports Huffington Post.

The passengers on the ferry were mainly high school students.

Related:

Recovery Operations Continue in South Korean Ferry Accident

 

Subsea World News Staff, May 05, 2014;  Image: Wikimedia

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