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10 More Bodies Found Inside South Korean Ferry; Hundreds Still Missing

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10 more bodies found inside South Korean ferry

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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46.

Officials said Sunday the bodies were recovered following divers gaining access to the inside of the ferry after three days of failed attempts due to strong currents. Details of how they got inside the ship weren't immediately clear.

More than 255 people, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, are missing. There are only 174 known survivors.

The captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two other crew members have also been taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.
    
Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday.
    
The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
    
The investigation into the disaster has focused on the ferry's sharp turn before it started listing, and on whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives. Investigators also were determining whether the captain had abandoned the ship.
    
Rescuers are searching for about 270 people still missing and feared dead.
    
At least 28 bodies have been recovered. Officials said there were 179 survivors and about 270 people remain missing, many of them high school students.
    
Yonhap said two crewmembers were also arrested.

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