8 killed after fishing boat collides with refueling vessel


Dec 04, 2017, 11:39 IST

A South Korean fishing boat capsized off the country’s western coast after it collided with a refueling vessel, killing eight people. The boat was carrying two sailors and 20 passengers when the collision occurred in waters near Incheon west of Seoul, according to the Coast Guard. Two people remain missing and a search and rescue operation involving five helicopters and 19 vessels is underway. The reason for the collision is yet to be confirmed.



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