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Friday, April 18, 2014

Tragedy After Tragedy on South Korean Ferry


Image: Messages left by fellow students are stuck to the classroom windows of students missing in the South Korean ferry disaster at Danwon High School in Ansan

South Korea Ferry: Rescued Vice Principal Is Found Hanged

ANSAN, South Korea - A vice principal who was rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry was found hanging from a tree on Friday as loved ones gathered at his school to post messages for hundreds of students missing in the disaster.
"The deputy head of this school saved himself on the ship but not his students," a distraught woman at Danwon High School told NBC News. "No-one from this school is going to the hospital or the rescue area. Why not? Why aren't you doing anything?"

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The passengers of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday included 325 students from the high school who had heading to a southern island on a four-day field trip.
Image: Messages left by fellow students are stuck to the classroom windows of students missing in the South Korean ferry disaster at Danwon High School in AnsanSTAFF / REUTERS
Messages left by fellow students are stuck to the classroom windows of students missing in the South Korean ferry disaster at Danwon High School in Ansan on Friday.
Students, some wearing their brown and cream uniforms, wept and posted emotional messages of condolence in the hallway, doors and windows near the classrooms of missing students, which were locked.
One yellow ribbon was tied around a soccer goalpost at the front of the school.
A police officer said the vice principal, identified only by his surname Kang, was found dead on the island of Jindo where rescued passengers have been taken.
The announcement of the death was greeted with shock by those at the school.
Officials have confirmed 28 deaths in the ferry disaster. But that number is expected to rise sharply. About 270 people are missing. Ten students and three teachers from Danwon have been confirmed dead.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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