Death toll of capsized South Korean Ferry reaches 128

The death toll on the South Korean ferry accident have risen dramatically, with an official count of 128 dead as of yesterday. The ferry’s captain and 6 crew members have been detained by authorities in regards to the disaster.

The Sewol ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional honeymoon island of Jeju.

Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers on a high school outing. Only 174 people have been rescued and the remainder are all presumed to have drowned.