Seoul says N Korea sank patrol ship

Investigators say evidence "overwhelming" that vessel was sunk by N Korean torpedo.

    The sinking of the Cheonan on March 26 cost the lives of 46 South Korean sailors [AFP]

    In addition it said intelligence gathered with allies, the United States, Britain and Australia, showed North Korean submarines were likely in operation near the scene of the sinking.

    "Based on all such relevant facts and classified analysis, we have reached the clear conclusion that Cheonan was sunk as a result of an external underwater explosion caused by a torpedo made in North Korea," the report said.

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