Many Missing And Feared Dead After South Korean Ferry Sinks

In this handout provided by Donga Daily, The Republic of Korea Coast Guard work at the site of ferry sinking accident off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Park Young-Chul/Donga Daily via Getty Images)

A ferry carrying more than 450 people sank off South Korea’s southern coast today. Most of the people on board were high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island.

Nearly 300 people are still missing, despite a frantic search by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people have been confirmed dead, and 55 are injured.

The BBC’s Nick Childs joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with the latest.

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