This is just heartbreaking~~~ Let’s pray for all the students, teachers and parents who are going through this hard times~ PrayForSouthKorea
At least four reported dead and 55 injured as ships and helicopters race to save passengers, including children bound for holiday island. Latest story
Pictured: Maritime police search for missing passengers onboard the rapidly sinking ferry as night begins to fall. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
More than 100 people were still unaccounted for as efforts continued to rescue passengers aboard a South Korean ferry that sank off the country’s south-west coast on Wednesday morning.
Dozens of coastguard and navy vessels were battling to rescue passengers, including 325 high school pupils and their teachers. A major rescue operation is now underway involving more than 30 coastguard and military ships, as well as about a dozen helicopters.
Officials said two of the ship’s 476 passengers, which included more than 300 children, had been confirmed dead but there were fears that many passengers may have been trapped inside the vessel as it listed and sank. Full story
Mom, this might be my last chance to tell you I love you.
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea.
The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.
A major rescue effort is under way, involving dozens of ships and helicopters. Those brought to safety were taken to a nearby island.
Four people are now said to have died and dozens of others have been hurt.
South Korean officials had earlier said that 368 people had been plucked to safety, but later said there had been a counting error.
They have now revised down the number rescued to 164. Images showed the ferry listing at a severe angle and then later almost completely submerged, with only a small part of its hull visible.
It sank within two hours of sending a distress signal, reports said.
There are fears this could turn out to be South Korea’s biggest maritime disaster in almost 20 years, says the BBC’s Martin Patience in Seoul.
There are so many reports going around about the South Korean ferry, many people couldn’t get out and are still stuck in it! Let’s just wait and hope for their safety!
Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.
There were fears, however, of a big jump in the death toll, as dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled to rescue passengers who had been on the ferry traveling to the southern tourist island of Jeju. One passenger said he believed that many people were trapped inside the ferry when it sank. (AP)
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There is a ferry ship from Incheon to Jeju that is currently sinking with about 450 people on board, mostly students on a field trip. It’s off the coast Jindo right now (just a few miles from where I live) and the Coast Guards are working as fast as they can.
Please keep everyone in your prayers!
What ferry incident I hear some of you say? This ferry incident.
At least 2 dead, 293 missing after S. Korea ferry full of students sinks
459 on board; 2 dead 164 rescued 293 missing
Please be sensitive as this does mean that South Korean entertainment items will be delayed out of respect and caution. And yes, this does include EXO’s overdose. Please be calm and remember that human life is more important than an on-time music video. http://