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Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors

MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) – Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on Wednesday.

Coastguard, navy and private divers scoured the site of the accident, about 20 km (12 miles) off the country’s south-western coast.

Earlier, rescue teams hammered on the hull of the upturned, mostly submerged vessel, hoping for a response from anyone trapped inside, but they heard nothing, local media reported.

The vessel, carrying 475 passengers and crew, capsized…
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