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    S korea ship sinking -450 on board

    South Korean ferry sinking with 450 people on board


    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...people-sinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by trigger View Post
    South Korean ferry sinking with 450 people on board


    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...people-sinking
    Yikes!

    From this link:


    Rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship after it listed to one side off the country's south coast. Photograph: AP

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

    "The ship is taking in water and sinking," a coastguard spokesman told AFP by phone.

    "There are around 450 people on board and we have coastguard vessels, commercial ships in the area, as well as helicopters all engaged in the rescue operation," the spokesman said."


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    "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 (13 miles) off the southern coast."

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    Coastguard vessels and helicopters despatched to rescue passengers - mainly students bound for holiday island.
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    Horrible. Hopefully, everyone got rescued.




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    Vice-Minister of Security and Public Administration Lee Gyeong-og said he could confirm that 110 passengers had been rescued so far.


    Many passengers have already been lifted off and TV reports say remaining passengers have been told to jump into the sea to await rescue.


    http://m.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27045512
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    Prayers for all, I hope they all get off safely.
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    omg - please let each & every one of them be saved!

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    I've been looking for live coverage and not having much luck but in googling, is it just me or does there seem to be an awful lot of South Korean ship-sinking stories ... ?

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    Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the Titanic sinking. I sure hope everyone is rescued safely in this case.

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    I just watched BBC News.

    They are saying that hundreds are missing. The reports of all students have been resued are false.

    161 people have been rescued.

    Parents are demanding answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trigger View Post
    Vice-Minister of Security and Public Administration Lee Gyeong-og said he could confirm that 110 passengers had been rescued so far.


    Many passengers have already been lifted off and TV reports say remaining passengers have been told to jump into the sea to await rescue.


    http://m.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27045512
    OMG!! That is crazy. I heard them say the water temp was 10 degrees centigrade, and they could handle it for about 1 hour. Where were the life boats? Such a tragedy. jmo
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    Wonder how deep it is where this ship went under? Almost looks to me to be too shallow an area for this ship??

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    I read that this accident occurred in the Sea of Jindo. Here is some interesting trivia about that area:
    http://www.departful.com/2013/07/the...ting-festival/

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    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140416000374

    Of the 477 passengers, two, one male and one female, were found dead. The woman was identified as 22-year-old Park Ji-young, a staff worker for the ferry company. The man is yet unidentified.

    The Ministry of Security and Public Administration confirmed that 368 people had been rescued as of 1:10 p.m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieRose View Post
    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140416000374

    Of the 477 passengers, two, one male and one female, were found dead. The woman was identified as 22-year-old Park Ji-young, a staff worker for the ferry company. The man is yet unidentified.

    The Ministry of Security and Public Administration confirmed that 368 people had been rescued as of 1:10 p.m.
    Now The Korea Herald is saying that the 386 rescued was a miscalculation, and that 280 are still missing.

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