(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) SEOUL Dhu-AlQa'dah 22 1436 September 06 2015 SPA -- Ten people died and eight others were believed to be missing after a boat carrying passengers on a fishing trip capsized off South Korea's southern coast officials said Sunday AP reported.
Three people were rescued and flown to a hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening Jeju coast guard officers said on condition of anonymity because of office rules. Dozens of ships searched the area for survivors.
The 9.8-ton boat Dolphin lost communication with another boat on Saturday evening and was found Sunday morning north of the resort island of Jeju.
A survivor said the boat quickly capsized after being caught by nets for fish farms according to a coast guard statement. Coast guard officers said that the exact cause of the capsizing was still unknown and that weather conditions at the time of the incident weren't really bad.
15:30 LOCAL TIME 12:30 GMT