Six dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire
The accident occured off the coast of Jeju, a southern island with strong fishing links pictured here in October 2006 - by Jung Yeon-Je
Five Indonesian crew members and one South Korean were pronounced dead of hyperthermia after they jumped into the freezing waters to escape from the burning 38-tonne vessel off the southern resort island of Jeju, a local coastguard spokesman told AFP.
Two other crew members were rescued, while emergency workers were still hunting for the boat's South Korean captain, the spokesman said.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire, he added.
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