<font color="maroon" size=2><b>[Breaking News]</b></font><br> Another body found in sunken Korean warship

Home > National > Social Affairs

print dictionary print

[Breaking News]
Another body found in sunken Korean warship


The South Korean military said today it has found another body in a sunken naval vessel that blasted apart near the border with North Korea last month.

The military has identified the body as that of 37-year-old Senior Chief Petty Officer Kim Tae-seok.

It is the second body to be found since the 1,200-ton Navy corvette Cheonan sank March 26.

Divers found the body around 4 p.m. amid salvage operations, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

A total of 104 sailors were aboard the vessel. Fifty-eight of them have been rescued, while 44 remain missing.


Related Korean Article

실종 김태석 상사 시신확인

천안함 침몰사고로 실종됐던 승조원 시신 1구가 추가로 발견됐다. 시신은 김태석 상사인 것으로 확인됐다.

김 상사는 이달 1일자로 중사에서 상사로 진급이 예정돼 있었다. 실종상태에서 진급이 이뤄진 셈이다.

군 당국은 7일 오후 4시경 천안함 함미 절단면 기관조종실에서 김 상사의 시신을 발견했다. 시신은 선체 인양작업을 위해 수중 및 선체 탐색 작업을 하던 민간잠수사에 의해 발견된 것으로 알려졌다.

이에 따라 군 당국은 SSU(해난구조대) 5개조 10명을 긴급 투입해 시신을 인양했다
  • 한글 기사 보기

  • More in Social Affairs

    Covid-19 cases pass 600 as Seoul hits a record high

    Aide at center of Lee Nak-yon probe dies in apparent suicide

    Students across the country take CSATs amid surging virus cases

    Disciplinary hearing for top prosecutor is postponed

    It's over!

    Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
    with the Korea JoongAng Daily
    help-image Social comment?
    lock icon

    To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

    Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

    What’s Popular Now