Phan Ngoc Thanh

 

 

 

Age: 29

 

Summary: Vietnamese Korean stair cleaning staff member at the Seoul Loft Apartments (SLA) who along with her Korean-born husband Kwon Jae-geun and the couple's 6-year-old son Kwon Hyuk-kyu were among one of more than 295 passengers and crew members reported missing and presumed dead in the sinking of the ill-fated MV Sewol Ferry when the five-story ship carrying 476 people on board (mostly secondary students from Danwon High School traveling to the Jeju Island on a four-day field trip) had reportedly capsized in the murky waters of the Yellow Sea off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula resulting with at least four people dead and nearly 300 others unaccounted for from the sunken vessel as Navy divers were trying to rescue hundreds of passengers during one of the country's biggest peacetime disasters in 20 years, in which the cause of the sinking is not known but the ferry's captain identified as 69-year-old Lee Joon-seok was arrested along with one of Sewol's three helmsmen and a 25-year-old third mate on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned during a shipwreck

 

Born: February 28, 1985

 

Died: April 16, 2014

 

Location: Jindo, South Korea