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In motion

Published time: April 16, 2014 13:38

Ferry sinking off S. Korea coast

Nearly 300 people are missing and several are dead as a multi-storey ferry carrying 459 people, most of them high school students, sank off South Korea's southern coast en route to the tourist island of Jeju on Wednesday. A rescue operation was conducted by dozens of ships, helicopters and divers. The government said it’s still investigating the cause of the shipwreck, with several versions of what happened - such as malfunction on the vessel and sailing into rocks in foggy conditions.

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