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South Korean ship sinks: Hundreds feared dead in ferry boat disaster - At least six have been killed and the fate of over 280, many of whom high school students, remains unknown after a ferry capsized and sank off South Korean coast. A rescue operation is under way amid fears the death toll is likely to rise.

Coastguard officials said that 175 have been rescued; at least 55 were injured. Meanwhile, 281 remained unaccounted for as frantic rescue operation continued late into the night with the involvement of dozens of ships and helicopters.  Read more.


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