All four Chinese nationals onboard the ferry that capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16 have been confirmed dead, as the Chinese embassy announced this weekend that rescuers recovered the body of a fourth Chinese passenger, a high school girl, who had gone missing with the ship.
The embassy confirmed the death of the other three Chinese nationals, two men and a woman, since the search operation began nine days ago, according to Xinhua.
The ferry Sewol was carrying 476 people onboard, over 300 of them students from the Danwon High school in Ansan. The death toll in the ferry sinking disaster rose to 187 on Saturday morning, but a total of 115 people are still missing.
South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his immediate resignation early Sunday morning on television, taking responsibility for the slow initial response to the sinking vessel.