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The death toll in the wreck of the ferry "Savol" exceeded 240 people - EastRussia | Far East

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The death toll from the crash of the ferry "Savol" exceeded 240 people

Today, the death toll in the crash of the South Korean ferry "Savol" has increased to 242 people.

As reported on Sunday, the operational headquarters of the South Korean government, deployed on Chindo Island in the Yellow Sea, divers removed six bodies from the interior on the fourth deck of the ship last night. There were 476 passengers and crew members on board, 174 managed to save people. According to the latest data, 60 people are listed as missing.

As part of the investigation of the ferry crash, 15 crew members were detained, including the captain. All of them are accused of not assisting in rescuing passengers and escaping from the ferry immediately after the evacuation began. Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office said that the captain of the sunken ferry, the third assistant and the helmsman may be charged with negligent homicide. Also, the prosecutor's office is seeking arrest warrants for members of the family of the owner of the ferry, who have repeatedly refused to appear for questioning. They face a number of charges, including misappropriation of funds and negligence.