TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 02nd

Last update01:41:00 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Ferry sinks in South Korea, nearly 300 still missing

Ferry sinks in South Korea, nearly 300 still missing

E-mail Print PDF

Ferry sinks SeoulA multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least three people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one of South Korea's biggest ferry disasters since 1993 when 292 people died.

One student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN after being rescued that he and other students jumped into the ocean wearing life jackets and then swam to a nearby rescue boat.

"As the ferry was shaking and tilting, we all tripped and bumped into each another," Lim said, adding that some people were bleeding. Once he jumped, the ocean "was so cold. … I was hurrying, thinking that I wanted to live."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Labor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the history

Pullman strikeMonday is the day to celebrate the American worker and his sacrifices and economic and social...

Guantanamo Decays as Closing Delayed

gitmoOne sweltering afternoon last month, a Boeing C-17 military transport plane arrived at the American naval...

Utah fracking fine highlights wastewater pond threat

fracking in utahWhen fracking causes controversy, it’s often because of wells — either the ones used to inject...

Burger King, Tim Hortons merge into whopper-sized firm

Burger King mergerThe U.S.-based restaurant chain made it official Tuesday announcing that it agreed to merge with the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!