Sewol death toll rises to 242

Sewol death toll rises to 242

The death toll from the sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol  rose to 242 on May 4, as divers struggled to reach blocked cabins in the submerged ship. The Sewol sank on April 16 while traveling from Incheon to Jeju island, with 476 people on board, most of them schoolchildren.







death toll      死者数。tollは犠牲(者)という意味。
sinking 沈没。動詞「沈む」はsink、過去形はsank
ferry フェリー
diver ダイバー
struggle 苦闘する
blocked ふさがれた
cabin 客室
submerged  沈没した
Incheon 仁川港
Jeju island 済州島
on board 乗って
schoolchildren 学生