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Three dead, 292 missing in South Korea ferry sinking

South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced today to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island. Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, said 164 people had been rescued, leaving 292... Read More

The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued passengers gather in Jindo today. More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea with a three-fold increase in the number of passengers unaccounted for put down to a miscalculation by officials. The ferry Sewol was carrying 477 people, 164 confirmed rescued. Two people were confirmed dead. – Reuters pic, April 16, 2014.

The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued passengers gather in Jindo today. More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea with a three-fold increase in the number of passengers unaccounted for put down to a miscalculation by officials. The ferry Sewol was carrying 477 people, 164 confirmed rescued. Two people were confirmed dead. – Reuters pic, April 16, 2014. Read More

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