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Death toll reaches 32 in South Korea sunken ferry

Bishkek (AKIpress) - 09c23e4acfb620a6760891bd52d16e8b_500_0_0 Three more bodies from the sunken ferry found raising the death toll to 32, the South Korean coast guard officials said, the media report. 

Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three days after the ferry sank.

The updated death toll follows the arrest Saturday of the captain of the ferry on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. More than 300 are missing or dead.

Officials say strong currents and rain have made it difficult to get inside the ferry, where most of the passengers are believed to have been trapped.

Prosecutors say the ferry's captain, 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok, was arrested along with the third mate, a 25-year-old woman identified only by her surname, Park, and 55-year-old helmsman Cho Joon-ki.


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