Yonhap News AgencyApril 16, 2014 16:54
SEOUL/JINDO, South Korea, April 17 (Yonhap) -- At least six people are dead and nearly 300 others are still missing early Thursday, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southwestern coast less than a day earlier, officials said.
Rescuers, mainly military divers, continued a desperate search for survivors.
The 6,825-ton Sewol, heading to Jeju Island with 475 people on board, capsized Wednesday morning after a distress call. They include 375 students and 14 teachers from Ansan Danwon High School on a four-day field trip to the island. Among them, 179 have been rescued.