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2017-03-22 Sewol disaster ferry raised after three years Jindo, South Korea
C. 2016-06-12 Lifting of sunken Sewol ferry under way two years later Jindo, South Korea
3. 2016-05-26 More than 300 people on board Korean Air plane evacuated over engine fire Haneda Airport, Tokyo
E. 2016-03-21 South Korea confirms first Zika case Gwangju, South Korea
5. 2016-02-14 South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers Chuncheon, South Korea
G. 2016-01-26 Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing Mokpo, South Korea
H. 2016-01-24 Fifty dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia Taiwan
8. 2015-11-23 Two dead in US Army helicopter crash in South Korea Wonju, South Korea

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  A ferry has been raised from the sea bed, three years after it sank in one of South Korea's deadliest disasters


year 2016 Top ^

Jun.12 Lifting of sunken Sewol ferry under way two years later
May.26 More than 300 people on board Korean Air plane evacuated over engine fire. Tokyo Mar.21  South Korea confirms first Zika case Feb.14  South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers Jan.26  Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing Jan.24  Fifty dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia Jan.4  Open door forces passenger plane to turn back

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.23  Two dead in US Army helicopter crash in South Korea Oct.28  Head of ferry operator gets 7 years in prison over deadly sinking Sep.5  8 dead after fishing boat capsizes off southern S. Korean coast Jul.27  South Korea declares 'de facto end' to Mers virus Jul.2  Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 5 workers Jun.14  South Korea hospital 'is source of many Mers cases' Jun.10  S Korea cuts interest rates to record low amid Mers concerns Jun.7     Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases
Map of Daejeon South Korea  A sixth person has died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, amid a sharp rise in infections Jun.4  South Korea doctor 'ignored Mers quarantine order' Jun.1 South Korea has first two Mers deaths May.28  22 people inadvertently exposed to anthrax Apr.27  Appellate court gives captain of S. Korea ferry life sentence Apr.15 President makes ferry pledge as South Korea mourns   South Korea remembers ferry dead   South Korea is marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left more than 300 people dead Feb.10 100-car pileup leaves 2 dead

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.26  3 workers die at nuke plant construction site Nov.19  Head of ferry operator sentenced to 10 years in jail over April sinking Nov.10   Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail
Map of Gwangju South Korea  Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison Oct.18 S Korea concert planner found dead Oct.17   At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea
Map of Seongnam South Korea  A grate over a ventilation shaft collapsed at an outdoor concert in Seongnam. Unknown number of people who fell some 20 meters Jul.21 South Korea police 'find body' of fugitive ferry boss May.27   South Korea hospice fire kills 21   At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed in a fire at a hospice in Janseong county. Six others are in critical condition May.18   S Korea to break up coast guard   South Korea is to break up its coastguard in the wake of the ferry disaster in which about 300 people died, says President Park Geun-hye May.14 South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter   Lee Joon-seok, 68, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry, has been charged with manslaughter, reports say May.7 South Korea ferry company chief detained May.5 Diver dies while searching in missing in ferry disaster May.4 South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242 Apr.28 S Korea president in ferry apology Apr.27 South Korean PM resigns over ferry Apr.25   Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry   48 girls obeyed the orders of crew and put on their life vests. They all crammed into a single room meant for 30. None of them survived Apr.22   Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over   Crew members made attempts to get to the lifeboats, the crew member said. 'But we slipped so we could not do that' Apr.21 South Korea ferry toll passes 100 Apr.20 S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Ferry transcript reveals crew panic Apr.19 Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue   Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time  The third mate steering a ferry that sank, killing 32 and leaving 270 missing, was navigating those waters for the first time, a prosecutor ... 'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage Apr.18 ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay Ferry disaster captain arrested   Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish Apr.17 Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm' Air pockets on stricken ferry offer hope for survivors Weather hampers S Korea ferry search   Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster Apr.16 S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues Map of Gwanmae South Korea  Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck   Military dive teams worked the dark, cold waters of the Yellow Sea to find nearly 300 people who remained missing after the ferry Sewol sank Apr.15 South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Feb.17 S Korea building collapse: At least eight dead

year 2012 Top ^

Sep.14  Super typhoon headed for Japan, South Korea Jun.9  Peru helicopter: 'All 14 killed' Jan.14   S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship    Italy: Two passengers have been found alive on the submerged Costa Concordia, more than 24 hours after it ran aground off the Italian coast

year 2011 Top ^

Jul.27     Landslide leaves 32 dead, dozens injured
Map of Chuncheon South Korea  More than 750 rescue workers had been dispatched to the site after the collapse occurred at midnight

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.12   S. Korean ship sinks, 4 dead, 17 missing   Antarctica: A fishing vessel sank in frigid ocean waters about 1,000 nautical miles north of McMurdo Station. Aat least 20 were rescued Mar.30  Navy diver dies in rescue effort Mar.28 Ship's section believed found
Mar.26 S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking South Korean navy ship sinking near North Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea.    About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 p...


year 2008 Top ^

May.22 UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma
. Myanmar

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.7 Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea  Thousands of tons of oil spilled off the western coast of South Korea after an oil tanker collided with a barge carrying a crane Jun.26  'No survivors' in plane Feb.9  New bird flu outbreak

year 2005 Top ^

Oct.3  Concert stampede kills 11

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.21  Bird flu spreading Sep.14  Troops searching for missing people Sep.13 Typhoon toll 'may top 100'
Sep.12  Typhoon pounds South Korea Aug.3  Hyundai tour boss 'jumps to death' Feb.18  Grim search in subway Jan.26  U.S. U-2 spy plane crashes

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.1  Clean up after deadly typhoon Apr.15  50 pulled alive from crush Apr.14 Chinese jet crashes

before year 2000
Jun. 29, 1995   Sampoong Department Store collapse
Map of Seocho District Seoul South Korea
  The collapse is the largest peacetime disaster in South Korean history as 502 people died and 937 were injured
Sep. 1, 1983 Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shot down Map of Moneron Island Russia
  Russian Far East: The airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor near Moneron Island, west of Sakhalin Island, in the Sea of Japan



South Korea hospice fire kills 21   At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed in a fire at a hospice in Janseong county. Six others are in critical condition 100-car pileup leaves 2 dead   Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases Map of Daejeon South Korea  A sixth person has died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, amid a sharp rise in infections South Korea has first two Mers deaths   Sewol disaster ferry raised after three years Map of Jindo South Korea




South Korea, Disasters Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
2014
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South Korea, Disasters Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2015
Feb.10




South Korea, Disasters Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2016
Mar.21  South Korea confirms first Zika case
2015
Jul.27  South Korea declares 'de facto end' to Mers virus
Jun.14  South Korea hospital 'is source of many Mers cases'
Jun.10  S Korea cuts interest rates to record low amid Mers concerns
Jun.7
Jun.4  South Korea doctor 'ignored Mers quarantine order'
Jun.1
May.28  22 people inadvertently exposed to anthrax
2007
Feb.9  New bird flu outbreak
2003
Dec.21  Bird flu spreading




South Korea, Disasters Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2017
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  A ferry has been raised from the sea bed, three years after it sank in one of South Korea's deadliest disasters
2016 Jun.12 Lifting of sunken Sewol ferry under way two years later Jan.26  Chinese boat capsizes off South Korea; 4 rescued, 5 missing 2015 Oct.28  Head of ferry operator gets 7 years in prison over deadly sinking Sep.5  8 dead after fishing boat capsizes off southern S. Korean coast Apr.27  Appellate court gives captain of S. Korea ferry life sentence Apr.15 President makes ferry pledge as South Korea mourns Apr.15   South Korea remembers ferry dead   South Korea is marking the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which left more than 300 people dead 2014 Nov.19  Head of ferry operator sentenced to 10 years in jail over April sinking Nov.10   Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail Map of Gwangju South Korea  Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison Jul.21 South Korea police 'find body' of fugitive ferry boss May.18   S Korea to break up coast guard   South Korea is to break up its coastguard in the wake of the ferry disaster in which about 300 people died, says President Park Geun-hye May.14 South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter   Lee Joon-seok, 68, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry, has been charged with manslaughter, reports say May.7 South Korea ferry company chief detained May.5 Diver dies while searching in missing in ferry disaster May.4 South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242 Apr.28 S Korea president in ferry apology Apr.27 South Korean PM resigns over ferry Apr.25 Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry   48 girls obeyed the orders of crew and put on their life vests. They all crammed into a single room meant for 30. None of them survived Apr.21 South Korea ferry toll passes 100 Apr.20 S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.20 Ferry transcript reveals crew panic Apr.19 Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Apr.19 Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time  The third mate steering a ferry that sank, killing 32 and leaving 270 missing, was navigating those waters for the first time, a prosecutor ... Apr.19 'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage Apr.18 ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay Apr.18 Ferry disaster captain arrested   Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank Apr.18 Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish Apr.17 Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm' Apr.17 Air pockets on stricken ferry offer hope for survivors Apr.17 Weather hampers S Korea ferry search   Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster Apr.16 S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues Map of Gwanmae South Korea  Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank Apr.16 Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck   Military dive teams worked the dark, cold waters of the Yellow Sea to find nearly 300 people who remained missing after the ferry Sewol sank Apr.15 South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
2012 Jan.14   S. Korean Couple rescued from Italian ship    Italy: Two passengers have been found alive on the submerged Costa Concordia, more than 24 hours after it ran aground off the Italian coast 2010 Dec.12 S. Korean ship sinks, 4 dead, 17 missing   Antarctica: A fishing vessel sank in frigid ocean waters about 1,000 nautical miles north of McMurdo Station. Aat least 20 were rescued Mar.30  Navy diver dies in rescue effort Mar.26 S. Korea searches for sailors after sinking Mar.26 South Korean navy ship sinking near North Map of Baengnyeong Island South Korea
  104 crew members are on board the 1,500-ton ship in the Yellow Sea off the Seoul-controlled island of Baengnyeong, near North Korea.    About 40 sailors are missing. The patrol vessel, with 104 p...




South Korea, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.24  Fifty dead and thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia 2012 Sep.14  Super typhoon headed for Japan, South Korea 2008 May.22 UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma
. Myanmar 2003 Sep.13 Typhoon toll 'may top 100' Sep.12  Typhoon pounds South Korea 2002 Sep.1  Clean up after deadly typhoon



South Korea, Disasters Landslide Timeline ... See World Landslide timeline Top ^
2011 Jul.27   Landslide leaves 32 dead, dozens injured Map of Chuncheon South Korea  More than 750 rescue workers had been dispatched to the site after the collapse occurred at midnight



South Korea, Disasters Stampede Timeline ... See World Stampede timeline Top ^
2005 Oct.3  Concert stampede kills 11



South Korea, Disasters Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2016 May.26 More than 300 people on board Korean Air plane evacuated over engine fire
. Tokyo Feb.14  South Korean military helicopter crashes, killing 3 soldiers Jan.4  Open door forces passenger plane to turn back 2015 Nov.23  Two dead in US Army helicopter crash in South Korea 2014 Apr.22 Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over   Crew members made attempts to get to the lifeboats, the crew member said. 'But we slipped so we could not do that' 2012 Jun.9  Peru helicopter: 'All 14 killed' 2007 Jun.26  'No survivors' in plane 2003 Jan.26  U.S. U-2 spy plane crashes 2002 Apr.15  50 pulled alive from crush Apr.14 Chinese jet crashes 1983 Sep. 1, 1983 Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shot down Map of Moneron Island Russia
  Russian Far East: The airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor near Moneron Island, west of Sakhalin Island, in the Sea of Japan




South Korea, Disasters Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2007 Dec.7 Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea  Thousands of tons of oil spilled off the western coast of South Korea after an oil tanker collided with a barge carrying a crane



South Korea, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.17 At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea Map of Seongnam South Korea  A grate over a ventilation shaft collapsed at an outdoor concert in Seongnam. Unknown number of people who fell some 20 meters Feb.17 S Korea building collapse: At least eight dead 1995 Jun. 29, 1995 Sampoong Department Store collapse Map of Seocho District Seoul South Korea
  The collapse is the largest peacetime disaster in South Korean history as 502 people died and 937 were injured




South Korea, Disasters Suicide Timeline ... See World Suicide timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.18 S Korea concert planner found dead
2003 Aug.3  Hyundai tour boss 'jumps to death'



South Korea, Disasters Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2010 Mar.28 Ship's section believed found
2003 Sep.14  Troops searching for missing people Feb.18  Grim search in subway



South Korea, Disasters Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2015 Jul.2  Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 5 workers