Updated: 04/16/2014 12:41 | By Agence France-Presse

Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry

Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said.


Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry

Helicopters rush to aid 477 passengers and crew aboard this sinking South Korean ferry some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo, as shown in this South Korea Coast Guard photo from April 16, 2014

"So far, 368 have been rescued," Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, told a press briefing in Seoul

He also confirmed that two people had been killed, including one female crew member.

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