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.
(With inputs from Xinhua)