Grieving parents slam South Korean authorities for slow rescue operation

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As hopes for finding any survivor from the South Korean sunken ship are fading, tempers are rising over the slow process of recovering bodies. Grieving parents of child passengers say the authorities should act now to raise the vessel. Angry relatives have gathered in a gymnasium in the port of Jindo to monitor the rescue operation through giant screens. They've slammed South Korean President Park Gun-hey, urging her to visit the site. The number of retrieved bodies has risen to 32, with 273 passengers still unaccounted for. Some 200 relatives have also given their D-N-A samples so the officials can identify the corpses faster. South Korean coastguard says divers have recognized three floating bodies trapped in the ferry but they failed to break the glass to reach them. They will make another attempt to enter the ship on Saturday evening.

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