At least three killed after suspected Chinese fishing boat capsizes off South Korea's west coast
Updated at 16:25 BJT
The bodies of three crew members who were killed after a fishing boat presumed to be from China capsized off South Korea's west coast on Sunday have been retrieved, confirmed the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The nationalities of the victims have not been identified yet.
The Chinese Embassy in Seoul has paid close attention to the accident, calling for all efforts from the South Korean side to rescue and identify the crew members.
Updated at 12:57 BJT
A Chinese fishing boat was found capsized off South Korea's west coast, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.
The Coast Guard of South Korea reported that a Chinese boat was found near Baengnyeong Island at 12 a.m. local time on Sunday, the Chinese embassy in South Korea confirmed.
The vessel was nearly submerged when discovered, according to the Coast Guard.
A joint search and rescue operation has been launched after the incident, but no victim or survivor has been found as of yet.
The rescue operation continues while the rescue squad faced difficulties in entering the capsized boat due to bad weather.