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Asia Pacific Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks, triggering rescue effort

The passenger ferry set sail Tuesday evening for Jeju, a southern resort island. Many of those aboard were students from a high school outside Seoul.

By Correspondent / April 16, 2014

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Nearly 300 people are missing after the sinking today of a South Korean passenger ferry, leaving questions over how the ship went down in apparently peaceful waters in the Yellow Sea.