South Korea Sewol ferry trial to hear from student survivors

Jun 24, 2014

South Korea Sewol ferry trial to hear from student survivors

Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew by closed circuit TV from a courtroom in their traumatized hometown, a district court ruled on Tuesday. The court in Gwangju, 265 kilometers (165 miles) south of ...

Video shows students' final moments as ferry sinks

May 2, 2014

Video shows students' final moments as ferry sinks

Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of a victim of a disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder ...

Seoul requests watch for ferry dead

Apr 28, 2014

Seoul requests watch for ferry dead

South Korea has asked Japan and China to alert it if any bodies wash up on its beaches, reports said Monday as fears grew that some of those who died when the ferry Sewol recently sank off the southwest coast of the peninsula may ...

Bad weather hinders search for ferry dead

Apr 28, 2014

Bad weather hinders search for ferry dead

Divers on Monday renewed their search for more than 100 bodies still trapped in a sunken ferry after weekend efforts were hindered by bad weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship’s rooms. Officials said they have narrowed down the likely locations in ...

Storm swell hampers South Korean ferry search

Apr 27, 2014

Storm swell hampers South Korean ferry search

Divers were battling atrocious weather conditions and powerful swell Sunday in their grim search for corpses believed trapped in the sunken South Korean ferry, a coast guard spokesman said. Rolling seas whipped up by strong winds were badly complicating efforts to find the remains ...

North Korea finally offers condolences over ferry tragedy

Apr 23, 2014

North Korea finally offers condolences over ferry tragedy

More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea finally voiced its condolences Wednesday for the victims of the disaster, including the many schoolchildren who died. The message was sent between the two Koreas’ Red Cross ...