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Fishing vessel carrying 22 people capsizes in Yellow Sea

All Headlines 09:18 December 03, 2017

INCHEON, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Incheon, west of Seoul, on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least one person, according to the Coast Guard.

The 9.77-ton boat, carrying two sailors and 20 passengers, collided with a 336-ton tanker in the waters near the Yeongheung Bridge.

Eight people were rescued as of 9 a.m., but one died with five others unconscious, said Coast Guard officials.

Authorities have mobilized four helicopters and 14 boats for the ongoing search and rescue operation.

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