The bodies of 48 young girls wearing lifejackets have been discovered in a single cabin of the doomed South Korean ferry, as government officials were forced to admit they sent the wrong bodies home to several grieving families.
As frustrated relatives of those missing on the Sewol ferry vented their anger at the pace of the search efforts, rescuers said the bodies of the 48 girls had been discovered in a cabin with a capacity of 30.
In a further blow to shattered families, the South Korean government has also been forced to admit that it in some cases bodies of the victims were 'wrongly transferred.'
Bodies will now be identified through DNA and finger-print testing to ensure the correct victims are sent home for burial.
The bungle heightened public outrage even further, as families wait to confirm the loss of up to 300 mainly young lives in the disaster.