Kang Min-kyu, 52, vice principal of Danwon High School, which some of the missing students attended, is found hanging from a pine tree behind a Jindo sports stadium. After his rescue from the sinking “Sewol,” Kang had been out of contact and police had been looking for him. Upon hearing the news, a relative of one of those still missing shouts that the official’s suicide is a dishonorable act and a betrayal to survivors.
Twenty-eight people have been confirmed dead so far, including 11 Danwon students and 3 teachers. Among the 268 still missing are 247 students and 11 teachers from Danwon.