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

QUOTE OF THE DAY “If people had jumped into the water … they could have been rescued. But we were told not to go out.” Koo Bon-hee, a passenger on a ferry that sank off South Korea’s coast in an accident that has left hundreds missing

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