The anxious wait for answers continues, as the search goes on for the survivors of one of South Korea’s worst naval disasters.
Forty-six sailors are still missing after a patrol vessel sank on Friday, near the disputed maritime border with North Korea.
But rescue workers say it is unlikely they survived in the near freezing waters.
“They’ve only sent one diving team to the scene, instead of sending everyone,“ one victim’s father said. “They’re not opening the door of the sunken ship. Think how frightened they must be. This is no time for blame. Save these people.”
The South Korean Prime Minister has visited the rescue command post to inspect the search effort.
The defence ministry says 58 sailors, including the captain, have been rescued.
The exact location of the wreckage has not yet been determined. Large waves have hindered the divers.
Officials say an explosion split the hull in two, but they do not know what caused it. They do say there is no indication that North Korea was involved.
Still no answers after S.Korean naval disaster