Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

By: Stacia Strong Email
By: Stacia Strong Email

South Korea More than 200 people are missing and over 100 have been rescued after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea.

At least 7 people are confirmed dead, and South Korean officials say they will continue the search throughout the night to find the people still missing.

The ferry set sail Tuesday from a port city near Seoul to an island known as South Korea's Hawaii.

Along the southwestern coast on route to Jeju Island, eyewitnesses say there was a loud bang and the ferry went out of control.

The ferry sent out a distress call but survivors say that there was confusion among the passengers about where to go.

Most of the people who were on board were students set to go on a 4 day school field trip.

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