Vietnam leader sends condolence to S.Korea over ferry tragedy

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Rescuers save passengers on a ferry that sank on April 18. At least 29 people have been confirmed and more than 270 are still unaccounted / PHOTO COURTESY OF YONHAP
President Truong Tan Sang Thursday offered his condolence to his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye over the ferry accident that has left at least 29 dead and more than 270 missing.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh has also sent his condolence to his counterpart Yun Byung-se, online newspaper VnExpress reported.
At a recent press conference, Le Hai Binh, spokesman of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “We are very worried when hearing about the accident.
We would like to express our deep condolences to the victims’ families and hope that rescue efforts will help find people who are still missing.”
On Wednesday, a ferry carrying more than 450 passengers sank some 12 miles off the coast of South Korea’s southern peninsula, when it was on its way from Incheon to the resort island of Jeju.
At least 29 people have been confirmed dead so far and more than 270 were still unaccounted.
More than 100 aircrafts and ships are engaged in looking for the missing victims, while the accident’s cause is still unknown.

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