Well, this could escalate quite quickly. A South Korean ship is sinking near the maritime border between North and South Korea after an explosion ripped through the ship’s hull. Though the reason is unclear, it’s thought a torpedo attack from a North Korean ship caused the explosion.
The official said the exact cause was not immediately clear. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported an explosion in the rear of the 1,200-ton ship, but the official said he could not confirm the report.Minutes later, Yonhap reported that another South Korean ship fired shots toward an unidentified target in the direction of North Korea. The Joint Chiefs official said he could not confirm the shooting but said the military was strengthening its vigilance in the area.