South Korea ferry disaster: Death count crosses 100

Officials said on Tuesday that confirmed fatalities had reached 104, with nearly 200 people still missing.

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken Sewol ferry wipes his tears as he awaits news on his missing loved one at a port in Jindo. (AP)
By: Associated Press | Jindo | Updated: April 22, 2014 3:49 pm

includes about four minutes of tracking, and the ship spent most of that time making a roughly 180-degree turn.

It remains unclear why the ship turned around shortly before it sank. The third mate, who has been arrested, was steering at the time of the accident, in a challenging area where she had not steered before, and the captain said he was not on the bridge at the time.

Authorities have not identified the third mate, though a colleague identified her as Park Han-gyeol. Senior prosecutor Ahn Song-don said Monday the third mate has told investigators why she made the turn, but he would not reveal her answer, and more investigation is needed to determine whether the answer is accurate.

First Published on: April 22, 2014 3:32 pmSingle Page Format
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