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(LEAD) Death toll from sunken ferry tops 100

2014/04/22 10:56

JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's worst ferry accident in over 20 years surpassed 100 on Tuesday, but more than 200 people remained missing amid stepped-up search operations.

The death toll from the 6,825-ton ferry Sewol hit 104 early Tuesday as divers retrieved 17 more bodies as their search focused on decks of the five-story vessel, where most of those unaccounted for are believed to have been trapped. On the previous day, a total of 28 bodies were recovered from the section.

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