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South Korean ferry sinks: Hundreds of school students among missing passengers

In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, on April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap)

In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea’s southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, on April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap)

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea on Wednesday, the coastguard said, in what could be the country’s biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years. The ferry was carrying 459 people, of whom 164 were rescued, coastguard officials said.Read more 

 

 

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