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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:55
Update : Search for South Korea ferry passengers : Video
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Emergency services are continuing to search for almost 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 460 people sank off South Korea.

Officials say 179 people have been rescued.

Most of the passengers on board were students and teachers from the same high school on a field trip.

Emergency teams have been using floodlights and flares to search the vessel for survivors overnight.

At least six people are thought to have died, with dozens more injured.



Update : Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 7:53
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Many missing as South Korea ferry sinks

Two people have died and more than 100 remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea.

So far, 368 people have been rescued.

A major rescue operation is under way, involving 34 naval, coastguard and civilian ships, and 18 helicopters.

The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.



Update : Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:00
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South Korean ferry sinking with 450 people on board

South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters to rescue around 450 passengers – mostly high school students – on a ferry sinking off the southern coast.

Earlier reports had put the number of people on board at 350.

Most of the passengers were believed to be high school students on a trip to the southern resort island of Jeju.

The Yonhap news agency cited rescue agency officials as saying 130 passengers had already been taken off the stricken ferry, which ran into trouble 20 kilometres off the southern coast.







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