287 missing after ferry goes down off S. Korea

Posted: April 17, 2014 at 5:34 a.m.

As the ferry Sewol lies beneath chilly waters off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday, rescue and fishing boats try to save passengers.

A ferry carrying 475 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving 287 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least nine were confirmed dead.


A relative of a missing passenger on the capsized ferry Sewol waits Wednesday at the port in Jindo, South Korea. (By: AHN YOUNG-JOON) (Credit: AP)

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 04/17/2014


« Previous Story

Light’s green for on-screen lottery games

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Commissioner Alex Streett (right shown along with Commissioner Mark Scott) noted that lawmakers “are subject to public comment and lobbyists calling on them” and have the authority to abolish the Lottery Commission’s powers.

The Arkansas Lottery Commission will pursue the implementation of electronic-monitor games, the commission dec... Read »

Next Story »

Wal-Mart joins Ria for money-transfer service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is introducing a new money-transfer service that it says will cut fees for customers by up to 50 percent compared with similar services. Read »