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Anger erupts at ferry families meeting

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 00:41

Apr. 19 - Grief boils over into anger at a meeting between South Korean officials and relatives of some of those still missing. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Grief boils over into anger at a meeting on Saturday (April 19) between South Korean officials and relatives of some of those still missing after the capsize of a ferry on Wednesday (April 16) Families of those missing due to a ferry capsize in South Korea said they were frustrated by sluggish rescue efforts on Saturday (April 19) as they clung to the fading hopes on their loved ones would return alive. The ferry, carrying 476 passengers, many of them schoolchildren, and crew, capsized on Wednesday (April 16) on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Some 174 people have been rescued and more than 200 are still missing, South Korean Coast Guard said. Divers searching for survivors in the capsized Sewol ferry saw early Saturday three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin where many of the children were believed to be trapped, but were unable to break the glass to retrieve them. The discovery comes amid stalled rescue efforts due to strong tides as hundreds of navy, coastguard and private divers scour the site, 25 km (15 miles) off the southwest coast of South Korea.

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Anger erupts at ferry families meeting

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 00:41