South Korea Boat Capsizes Killing At Least 10

People watch a TV news program showing South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers after a fishing boat capsized in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, Sept. 6, 2015 (PHOTO CREDIT: AP)
People watch a TV news program showing South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers after a fishing boat capsized in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, Sept. 6, 2015 (PHOTO CREDIT: AP)

Ten people have been reported dead and an unknown number of others are missing after a fishing charter boat capsized off the southeastern South Korean coast late Saturday night.

The South Korean coast guard said the 9-ton boat named Dolphin was found Sunday morning near the resort island of Jeju, hours after it left the nearby island of Chuja and lost radio contact.

The coast guard said three people have been rescued and flown to a nearby hospital.

One survivor told Yonhap news agency that the boat capsized “in an instant” due to strong waves. He said he and other survivors climbed on top of the capsized boat and held on for more than 10 hours before being rescued.

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SOURCE: VOA News

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