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Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 120

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The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose sharply to more than 120 Tuesday as divers speeded up the grim task of recovering bodies from the submerged ship and police took two more of its crew into custody. 

South Korean rescuers carry the body of a victim recovered from the "Sewol" ferry from a Korea Coast Guard vessel at a harbour in Jindo, on April 22, 2014

Better weather and calm seas spurred their efforts but underwater visibility was still very poor, forcing divers to grope their way blindly though the corridors and cabins of the ferry that capsized and sank last Wednesday.

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