13 dead, two missing after boat capsizes in South Korea
At least 13 people died and two others are missing after a South Korean chartered fishing vessel collided with a tanker and capsized off the coast of Incheon on Sunday, the South Korean Coast Guard said.
Local media reported that the 9.77-ton boat, with two crew members and 20 passengers on board, collided with a 336-ton tanker in the waters near Yeongheung Island, west of Seoul, at around 6:12 a.m. local time.
South Korean authorities have mobilized four helicopters and 14 boats for the rescue operation.
President Moon Jae-in ordered all measures be taken to find those missing, his office told reporters.
The reason for the collision has yet to be confirmed, according to the coast guard.