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Monday, April 21, 2014

Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol watches the official list of the dead victims at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Monday. Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken South Korean ferry in the water off the southern coast Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the crew was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.