Hope Fades for Survivors of Ferry Disaster

The number of confirmed deaths in a ferry disaster off the southwest coast has increased to 25 as 16 more bodies were found overnight in waters near the scene, the Korea Coast Guard said on Friday.

But hopes for the 271 who remain missing were fading fast.

Three crane barges arrived at the scene early Friday morning to salvage the ferry, with another expected at around 4 p.m.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 18, 2014 10:52 KST