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Death toll rises to 290 in ferry tragedy

2014/06/06 10:42

JINDO, South Korea, June 6 (Yonhap) -- One more body was recovered from the sunken ferry Sewol Friday, raising the death toll to 290 and lowering the number of those missing to 14, officials said.

A joint search team of civilian, Coast Guard and military divers found the body of a male passenger at the front of the third deck of the submerged ship, said the government's disaster response team, adding that the man's identity has not yet been confirmed.

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