ADVISORY: Story on father reporting contact with survivor aboard South Korean ferry is withdrawn

JINDO, South Korea Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:50pm EDT

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JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Please be advised that the story quoting a father as saying he had had text-message contact with a child aboard the capsized South Korean ferry is wrong. The father has since said that he did not see the text message and that he had heard of it from somebody else. The story has been withdrawn and a new story will follow, after further checks.

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