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Sunken ferry search halted

on May 12, 2014 10:35 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — High seas have prevented divers from searching for more bodies inside the sunken and deteriorating South Korean ferry.

Bad weather also halted searches over the weekend. Nearly a month after the ferry sank, 29 passengers remain missing, with 275 bodies recovered so far, most of them high school students.

Government task force spokesman Ko Myung-seok said the search was not resumed today because of high waves.

Coast guard officials say the mission was further delayed because workers were restoring wires on a search barge that had been disconnected from an anchor.

Ko also says divers are having difficulty entering some rooms on the ferry because some waterlogged walls have partially collapsed.

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