10 killed in South Korea boat capsize

Seoul, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed when a fishing boat capsized off South Korea’s southwest region, the Coast Guard said on Sunday.

The 9.77-tonne boat “Dolphin” was found at around 6.25 a.m. on Sunday near Chuja Island, north of the southern resort island of Jeju. The boat lost contact around 7.38 p.m. on Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported.

Three people have been rescued so far. The exact number of people aboard the boat is yet to be determined.

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