Death toll rises to 171 in S.Korean ferry sinking disaster
JINDO, South Korea, April 24 -- Death toll in South Korea's ferry sinking disaster continued to rise to 171 on Thursday, but those recovered from the sunken ferry grew at a relatively slower pace as search operations were hampered by the unexpectedly swift currents.
The ninth day into search, 12 more bodies were retrieved from the submerged vessel Wednesday, raising the total death toll to 171. The number of missing was 131, with those rescued remaining fixed at 174.
On Wednesday alone, 38 bodies were discovered from the submerged vessel, with 36 people found Tuesday and 28 others retrieved on Monday. english.peopledai...
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Irish Ferries ship with broken radar system to depart Cherbourg after repairs today
An Irish Ferries vessel which had been stranded in the French port of Cherbourg since Tuesday (April 22) night, will sail to Rosslare this evening (Apr. 24). The Oscar Wilde will sail at 9.30 tonight. A problem with the ship's radar system had forced the cancellation of Tuesday night's crossing. A spokesperson for Irish Ferries said the majority of passengers had now returned to Ireland by alternative means. However, the spokesperson said a small group had a elected to stay on board until the ship was ready to sail.