By Zhao Wei, Sina English
The death toll rose to eight and seven were still missing as of 9 p.m. Wednesday after a powerful typhoon sank two Chinese fishing boats in South Korean waters early Tuesday morning.
According to the Yonhap News Agency, two Chinese fishing boats were hit by Bolaven in waters off the ROK's southernmost island of Jeju in the morning, throwing 33 fishermen into the water.
The coast guard rescued 12 fishermen, and six others swam or were washed ashore.
All the 18 surviving fishermen are in an ROK hospital with one seriously injured, though none of their conditions are life-threatening.