SEOUL, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese embassy on Friday confirmed a fourth Chinese citizen aboard a South Korean ferry ship, which capsized in waters off South Korea's southwest coast Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, the embassy said that a Chinese schoolgirl, along with another two Chinese nationals, one male and the other female, was also on the ill-fated ship from the western port city of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju and remained unaccounted for two days after the maritime disaster.
A total of 28 passengers have been officially listed as dead so far, 179 have been rescued and 268 are missing.
The passengers aboard the ship included 325 students and 15 teachers from Danwon High School in Ansan, a Seoul suburb, which, according to the Chinese embassy, is home to a lot of Chinese people.
Infographic: Passenger ship sinks off South Korean coast
Chinese leaders send condolences to S. Korea over shipwreck
BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday extended condolences to their respective South Korean counterparts over a ferry accident, which has left a significant number of people dead or missing.
"I have learned with profound sorrow of the severe accident of your country's passenger ship 'Sewol', which has left a significant number of people dead or missing, including many young students in particular, " Xi said in a message to South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Full story