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South Korea leader visits kin of ferry missing

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) has told families of those missing in a sunken ferry that her heart breaks knowing what they are going through, as divers recovered two more bodies from the ship.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has told families of those missing in a sunken ferry that her heart breaks knowing what they are going through, as divers recovered two more bodies from the ship.

Divers recovered eight more bodies today. There are 244 now confirmed dead and 58 still missing.

Park met today with some 50 relatives on Jindo, an island near where the ferry sank April 16 with 476 people aboard.

Park told relatives: "I've gone through the grief of losing family, so I understand it well." She was referring to the violent deaths of both parents, one of whom was a South Korean dictator. She added, "My heart breaks to think about how you must feel."

Park has previously apologized for the government's inept initial response to the disaster.


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