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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:18
Fears grow for hundreds missing in S Korea ferry capsize : Video
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The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them students, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized slipped into a second day, as distraught relatives maintained an agonised vigil on shore.

Six people were confirmed dead, but with every hour that passed fears mounted for the 290 still unaccounted for after the multi-storey vessel with 475 on board suddenly listed, capsized and then sank 20 kilometres offshore.

Naval and coastguard vessels used floodlights and flares to keep the search operation going through the night, but strong currents and low visibility hampered efforts by diving teams to access the submerged vessel in the hope of finding survivors trapped in air pockets.


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