WORLD 13 dead, 2 missing in boat accident off South Korea


13 dead, 2 missing in boat accident off South Korea

People's Daily app - Yonhapnews

14:30, December 03, 2017


The death toll from a collision between a chartered fishing boat and a tanker off the coast of Incheon, South Korea, rose to 13 on Sunday, with two others still missing, according to the Korea Coast Guard, Yonhapnews reported.

The 9.77-ton South Korean vessel was carrying two crew members and 20 passengers when it hit the 336-ton tanker in the waters near Yeongheung Island at around 5:12 a.m. Beijing time and capsized.

The number of dead, injured and missing are as of 12a.m. Beijing time, a Coast Guard official said.

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