South Korean Ferry Death Toll at 108

World | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 09:32| Views: 1058 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: South Korean Ferry Death Toll at 108 Rescue workers carry the bodies of victims retrieved from the sunken ferry Sewol at a port on Jindo Island, South Korea, 21 April 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The death toll from the sunken South Korean ferry has rose to 108 on the sixth day of the search operations.

Dozens of bodies were retrieved over the last two days, but 190 remain missing, Euronews reported. Many of the victims were children, travelling on a school trip to the resort island Jeju.

Police have detained six crew members and the captain. They face charges for negligence and delaying the evacuation of passengers. The country's president Park Geun-hye compared the captain's actions to "murder".

It is believed that many passengers were told to stay in their cabins even though it took the ferry over 2 hours to sink.

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