Five killed as explosion tears ship apart off Korean coast (VIDEO)
According to South Korean Coast Guard, the incident happened three miles north of Jawol Island around 8 am. Five people were rescued from the vessel. The Coast Guard has dispatched patrol and rescue boats to search for those missing.
The immediate cause of the explosion is not yet known.
The vessel exploded after leaving the port of Incheon en route to another port, Daesan, in South Korea’s South Chungcheong Province.