South Korea: Divers remove first bodies from Sewol vessel

DIVERS have removed the first bodies from a South Korean ferry that capsized last week with 476 people on board.

All three dead were wearing lifejackets, according to a coastguard official, adding that two were male but the third's gender was not immediately confirmed.

"Divers broke through the window of a passenger cabin just before midnight and pulled out three bodies," the official said.

The coastguard official said the dead were the same three bodies that had been spotted, but not retrieved, during an earlier dive.

Thirty-six people have been confirmed dead in the disaster, but 266 are still missing.

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