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Many Missing And Feared Dead After South Korean Ferry Sinks

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR mobile app.

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