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Hopes drown with South Korean ferry for hundreds

April 16, 2014 17:41 IST

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A multi-storey ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast  on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters.

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Image: The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued passengers gather in Jindo
Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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Rescued passengers cry at a gym where rescued passengers gather in Jindo 

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank at the sea off Jindo

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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In this screen shot handout of helicopter camera provided by the Republic of Korea Coat Guard, the ferry is seen sinking off as the rescue work continues the coast of Jindo Island

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Photographs: The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images

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A relative of one of the missing ferry passengers cries at Jindo port in Jindo-gun, South Korea

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Photographs: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

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South Korean ferry "Sewol" (left) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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Relatives of missing people wait at a Jindo port

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Photographs: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

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Maritime police search for missing passengers near the South Korean ferry "Sewol"

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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Relatives of missing people wait at a Jindo port

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Photographs: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

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South Korean ferry "Sewol" is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo


Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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