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Confirmed death toll in S. Korea ferry disaster passes 100

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The confirmed death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, but almost twice that number remained unaccounted for nearly a week into the rescue and recovery effort.

The official toll provided by the coastguard stood at 104, with 198 still missing. The 6,825-tonne Sewol was carrying 476 people -- most of them schoolchildren -- when it capsized and sank last Wednesday.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/rescuers-search-mexico-mudslide-victims