Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks

Last Updated April 21, 2014

Rescue Underway for Missing Passengers

South Korea’s government said 86 are confirmed dead and about 220 people are missing after a ferry carrying 462 passengers, including hundreds of high school students, sank en route to the resort island of Jeju. Local media reported it had sailed into rocks in foggy conditions approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Byeongpoong island off the southwest corner of the Korean peninsula.

Sources: Bing maps, Bloomberg reporting

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