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Latest News Wires Evacuation order came too late on sinking South Korea ferry, survivors say

Rescue efforts Thursday to try to reach the more than 280 missing ferry passengers have been hampered by bad weather off the coast of South Korea.

By Foster Klug and Youkyung LeeAssociated Press / April 17, 2014

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An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.