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Fears rise for missing in South Korea ferry sinking

Passenger Ferry Sinks in South Korea

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mshapagurl15 April 16 2014 at 1:48 PM

Very, very, sad all around. My heart and sympathy goes out to the ones who have died and to their grieving families.

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Connie April 17 2014 at 8:11 AM

A horrible tragedy that no loved ones should have to endure, especially the loss of a child. My prayers and sympathies to those involved.

It is also disheartening to see so many American morons that are so bereft of feelings or compassion that they use a story like this to make their sick remarks. Karma is coming your way and I hope I'm nowhere near you when it does!

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spsportsmom4 April 16 2014 at 7:24 PM

My prayers and sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones. Always hoping for a miracle that more of the passengers will be found alive. I can't believe the crew did not do more to get the passengers off the ferry and try to reach the passengers still inside. It looked like it did not sink quickly and they would have had time to get the doorways and/or windows opened that were above the water so maybe the people could have climbed out somehow.

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Carl W. spsportsmom4 April 16 2014 at 8:53 PM

More & more, proven blankly in 1954 when the Andera Doria sank off Nantucket Island, crews are please boat, etc, employees, not real sailors. Andria Doria - crew FIRST OFF, except captain, who was clearly dedicated, being the lastoff & trying to save those he could, & enjoyed buffet at rescue ship, while passengers still onboad.

Appalled, THAT crew went for the passengers, and did very well !

In particular, ships doing just regional tours, most likely not to have "sailors." Much more likely on rugged, trans-oceanic ships, w/ merchant ships quick to assist!

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onlyway2goisup April 16 2014 at 7:06 PM

My heart goes out to those suffering great pain for those who lost loved ones and those waiting to hear the inevitable ! These are sad times indeed for them!

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brwnysbrb April 17 2014 at 7:56 AM

Just terrible. So many terrible happenings lately all over the world. God is sure trying to tell us something. Praying for all the families & friends with missing loved ones. God bless them all.

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TruthBeKnown brwnysbrb April 17 2014 at 8:06 AM

If there is a god, and he is trying to tell us anything~~ It is be responsible and take charge of what you are doing so you will avoid accidents. and do not blame me..~!

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itakeitlikeaman TruthBeKnown April 17 2014 at 8:15 AM

Are you saying God said we should not go on boats? Because only Jesus can walk on water?
Has the ship SUNK or is it still afloat? We know it capsized, but......

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Linda April 16 2014 at 11:00 PM

I wonder if North Korea helped a bit with this accident. I wouldn't put it past that idiot child ruling NK.

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larryeart Linda April 16 2014 at 11:22 PM

I wonder that too. North Korea has sunk S. Korea ships before-didn't they just in the last year or two?

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blueeyessing April 17 2014 at 7:56 AM

287 still missing. What a horrible tragedy. There is nothing to say that can comfort the families and loved ones right now but my thoughts and prayers to them anyway.

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Tammy April 17 2014 at 7:43 AM

This is the second major tragedy where a large number of people are missing. This case sounds an awful lot like the Carvival cruise a few years ago. I heard this morning the captain was one of the first off the ferry. The lives of so many young people have been cut short so quickly and all at once...this makes the tragedy even more horrible. The rescue folks need to be commended for their efforts to do everything possible. This has nothing to do with politics but should be treated like other horrible tragedies, we all come together to help our neighbors in need.

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itakeitlikeaman Tammy April 17 2014 at 8:21 AM

The OWNER of White Star Line, of the Titanic, was rescued in one of the few lifeboats onboard.
It was a COSTA cruise ship (owned by Carnival Corp.) that capsized (it did not sink) in Italy.

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flabeachbach April 17 2014 at 7:18 AM

Hard to grasp the magnitude of this tragedy..
God Bless the families, rescuers & the survivors..
Lets hope the lost are in a better place..'

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TruthBeKnown flabeachbach April 17 2014 at 8:08 AM

A better place ~~! In the bottom slime of the Ocean ??

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rhurst8 April 17 2014 at 6:54 AM

Yet another tragic story in the news--the sinking ferry along with the continuing saga of the missing jetliner. It must be awful for all involved.

I'm curious about the writing and proofing of this Associated Press story: "There were 475 people aboard and frantic parents have gathered at the high school student's school." What high school student's school? By chance, is the writer actually wishing to write "at the high school students' school"? Big difference, AP!

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