At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea’s west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea’s coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued.
The chartered fishing boat, the Seonchang-1, had been carrying 20 passengers and two crew during a fishing tour at the time of the crash.
Footage from the scene showed the upturned boat being searched by divers. Navy helicopters and dozens of ships were taking part in the search southwest of Incheon, near Yeongheung island.
Seven people were taken to hospital for treatment. The captain of the 10-tonne fishing boat was among the missing, according to one report from AFP. There were no reported injuries on board the 336-tonne fuel tanker.