• Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended


    SEOUL: The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas, a spokesman said on Saturday, amid concern that many of the missing may never be found. Seventeen days after the 6,825-ton Sewol capsized and sank, 228 people have been confirmed dead with 74 still unaccounted for. Park Seung-Ki, spokesman for the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, said bedding materials from the ship were found as far as 30 kilometers (around 20 miles) from the disaster site on Friday. As days go by, personal belongings and debris from the ship have been spotted further and further away, fuelling concerns that strong currents may have swept some bodies into the open sea. As a precaution, recovery workers put rings of netting  around the site days ago.


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