Hundreds missing as ferry capsizes

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Hundreds of people are missing after a ferry capsized off the coast of south Korea.

So far 2 bodies have been recovered but over 300 passengers are missing. The coastguard say that 164 people were rescued.

The majority of the 476 passengers on the Sewol were high school students on a trip to the South Korean resort island on Wednesday.

A widespread rescue effort is under way, with dozens of ships and helicopter s searching the area.

The 6825-tonne ferry was sailing from Incheon to Jeju island, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations when it ran into trouble.
A number of angry parents have gathered at the school to demand answers as to why the ferry was allowed to leave in the bad weather.

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6 Responses

  1. I am glad I don’t live in South Korea. I am Korean and I live in NZ B).
    It is horribly sad for all those people. My parents say the rest of the people died.

  2. I am with the perents WHY WOULD THEY GO OUT IN THE BAD WETHER and the story didn’t tell us HOW it went over board

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