South Korean students recall painful details of ferry disaster

  • Young survivors of South Korea's ferry tragedy have described how they escaped from the flooded cabins as the vessel sank.

    The sinking of the Sewol ferry on April 16 near Jeju island killed 304 people, including scores of high school students.

    The students were testifying during the trial of the ship’s crew. They said they had obeyed orders of the crew to stay put, even as the water started filling in. They eventually "floated" to the cabin doors and were then pulled out.



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