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13 killed, two missing after boat collides with 336-tonne tanker in S Korea

The 9.77-tonne chartered fishing boat capsized off the coast of the city of Incheon

IANS  |  Seoul 

South Korean boat capsizes, boat accident, South Korea
South Korean police officers and rescue workers carry a victim of a boat capsizing at a port in Incheon, South Korea, on Sunday. (Photo: AP/PTI)

At least 13 people were killed and two reported missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing capsized off the coast of the city of

The 9.77-tonne chartered fishing boat, with two crew members and 20 passengers on board, collided with a 336-tonne tanker in the waters near Yeongheung Island, at 6.12 a.m., reports Xinhua news agency.

Authorities have mobilised four helicopters and 14 boats for rescue operation.

First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 14:12 IST