Reports are coming in that two Chinese citizens are among the 104-and-rising death toll from last week’s tragic ferry accident off the coast of South Korea, which still has 198 people missing. Two bodies have been identified by the Chinese embassy and there are two more Chinese individuals missing aboard the ship.
The four Chinese passengers were two men, a woman, and a school girl, and reports have not specified which two bodies have been found. The Korean government, coast guard, navy, and private divers have been working overtime to search the sunken vessel, but good news is sparse. The ship’s captain has been smashed by bad press since the accident, with the nation’s president saying that his decision to flee from the sinking ship was “Akin to murder.”
The disaster is one of the worst in recent history, and the grief felt by many passengers’ relatives is only compounded by the fact that about 250 of the 300 dead or missing were high-school students on a field trip. We will post an update if more news breaks concerning the ship’s Chinese passengers.
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