Monday, April 21, 2014
(Seoul) -- The death toll in the capsized South Korean ferry is now at 64. Hopes of finding any survivors are fading as none of the missing passengers have been found alive since the ferry capsized last Wednesday. Transcripts released by South Korean officials show the crew of the ferry felt the boat leaned over too quickly to get passengers into lifeboats. The transcripts between a crew member on the ferry and the agency that supervised ferry traffic may help answer the question of why passengers were told to stay on board rather than trying to abandon ship. More than 230 people are still missing.