Makamu wa Mkuu wa Shule iliyokuwa na wanafunzi wengi kwenye boti iliyozama Korea Kusini, Kang Min-gyu (52) amejiua katika kisiwa kilicho jirani na eneo la ajali.
Kiongozi huyo wa shule aliokolewa katika ajali hiyo lakini alijihisi kuwa ni mwenye makosa na amecha ujumbe kuwa mwili wake uchomwe moto, majivu yamwagwe kwenye eneo la ajali
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The confirmed death toll from the ferry disaster off South Korea rose Wednesday to 150 as divers located more bodies in the sunken vessel, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.
That number of deaths has sharply increased after divers reached the ship’s cafeteria where many passengers were thought to be when the ship began to sink.
Divers were able to begin recovering bodies from inside the 6,325-ton vessel that sank off the coast of South Korea last week with 475 people aboard.
The first distress call made from the ferry as it began to sink last week came from a boy, not the crew, who used his cell phone to contact emergency services, the coast guard said Tuesday.
“Help us. The boat is sinking,” he said. His fate unknown.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday lashed out at the captain and crew.
“What the captain and part of the crew did is unfathomable from the viewpoint of common sense. Unforgivable, murderous behavior,” said Park.
Park went on, saying of the sinking, “Legally and ethically, this is an unimaginable act.” She accused the captain of contributing to the death toll when he “told the passengers to stay put while they themselves became the first to escape.”
Although Park attempted to place the blame primarily on the captain and crew, public criticism of the government’s handling of the disaster has been steadily rising.
Among many missteps, family members of the missing are most outraged at the government initially reporting that 368 passengers were saved, when in reality only 174 were rescued.
The reason for the sinking of the ferry still remains a mystery, but investigators are looking into the different possibilities.
The captain was not on the bridge when the ferry started sinking, but instead the third officer was at the helm, who may have ordered a turn that caused the ship to tilt.
Lee Joon-seok (center) the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, leaves a court which issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, on April 19. Four additional crew members were detained on April 21 on suspicion of also abandoning the ship.
The vice principal of Danwon high school, which had many students aboard the ferry, was found dead on Friday.
Reports said Kang Min-gyu, 52, who had been rescued from the ferry accident, died in an apparent suicide near a gymnasium on Jindo, an island near the accident site.
“As the teacher responsible for the students’ safety, he was suffering with serious feelings of guilt,” the Korea Herald quoted the teacher as saying.
“The families of the victims vented their anger towards him — he was brokenhearted.”