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Yonhap reports 8 dead after fishing boat capsizes off southern South Korean coast

  • People watch a TV news program showing South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers after a fishing boat capsized in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju,  at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    People watch a TV news program showing South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers after a fishing boat capsized in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

  • The victim's body who was onboard a capsized fishing boat in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju,  is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival in Haenam, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The 9.8-ton boat, Dolphin, lost communication with officials on Saturday evening and was found Sunday morning north of the resort island of Jeju. A witness told Yonhap news agency that the boat quickly capsized because of high waves. (Ryu Hyung-geun/Newsis via AP) KOREA OUT

    The victim's body who was onboard a capsized fishing boat in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival in Haenam, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The 9.8-ton boat, Dolphin, lost communication with officials on Saturday evening and was found Sunday morning north of the resort island of Jeju. A witness told Yonhap news agency that the boat quickly capsized because of high waves. (Ryu Hyung-geun/Newsis via AP) KOREA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • South Korean Coast Guard ships sail to search for missing passengers who were on a capsized fishing boat in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The 9.8-ton boat, Dolphin, lost communication with officials on Saturday evening and was found Sunday morning north of the resort island of Jeju. (Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT

    South Korean Coast Guard ships sail to search for missing passengers who were on a capsized fishing boat in the water off north of the resort island of Jeju, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The 9.8-ton boat, Dolphin, lost communication with officials on Saturday evening and was found Sunday morning north of the resort island of Jeju. (Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT  (The Associated Press)

S. Korea's Yonhap news agency reports that eight people have been killed and several others are missing after a fishing boat capsized off the country's southern coast.

Yonhap quotes coast guard officials as saying the boat was found early Sunday morning north of the resort island of Jeju. It had left Chuja Island and was on its way to Haenam, South Jeolla Province, on the mainland.

Officials said three people were rescued and flown to a hospital on Jeju.

South Korea is still dealing with grief and anger over a maritime disaster last year that killed 300 people, mostly school children, when a ferry sank off the southern coast.