A policeman stands before a screen showing news coverage of the South Korea ferry sinking, near Jindo harbor on April 17 as the frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after the ferry capsized, extended into a second day. Distraught relatives maintained an agonizing vigil on shore. Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love, and despair, sent by high school students from the sinking ferry, added extra emotional weight to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation.
More on why so many people die in ferry accidents from FP's Elias Groll here.
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