Seoul: A probe into South Korea’s ferry disaster has heard that warnings over the ship’s seaworthiness were ignored, prosecutors said, as rescuers worked to recover more than 90 people still missing two weeks after it sank.
The confirmed death toll from the accident stood at 210 with 92 unaccounted for, the coastguard said. Divers have been pushing deeper into the submerged vessel’s interior in their search for bodies. The recovery operation was stalled number of times because of strong currents and debris blocking access to some of the cabin decks.
Prosecutors investigating the disaster questioned the regular captain of the 6,825-tonne Sewol, who was on leave when it capsized April 16 with 476 people on board — most of them high school students.