WORLD S. Korea rescues all 163 after passenger liner hits rock


S. Korea rescues all 163 after passenger liner hits rock

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16:45, March 25, 2018


(Photo: Yonhap News)

South Korean coast guard said it rescued all 163 people from a liner that hit a rock in waters off the country's southwestern coast Sunday afternoon.


(Photo: Newsis)

The passenger vessel, carrying 158 passengers and 5 crews, ran aground at about 3:47 p.m. local time (0647 GMT) in waters off Sinan county in South Korea when trying to avoid colliding with a ship boat. Six people were lightly injured.

Cheong Wa Dae, South Korea's presidential office said that it operated an emergency situation center to deal with the maritime case.

"We've got a report that rescue operations are under way," said a presidential official.

Yet all 163 people on board were rescued, Korea Coast Guard said.

(Compiled by Chi Jingyi)

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