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    Photos Show Harrowing Moments As South Korean Ferry Sank

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    Rebecca Stefansky

    by Rebecca Stefansky

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    Photos posted by a student as a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea show the harrowing scene of passengers trapped, many without life jackets, as the vessel went down. “The ship is sinking,” the unidentified student wrote with the pictures posted to a South Korean social media site on April 16, as the ferry took on water. His body has yet to be recovered from the Sewol, along with the bodies of 114 others. A majority of the missing and 187 confirmed dead are 16- and 17-year-old students from one high school. While diving teams spot victims — including 48 in one room — they cannot gain access to recover the bodies. Approaching heavy rains and fierce winds threaten to halt search efforts until Monday.