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Amateur video reveals final moments of South Korea ferry victims

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Amateur video reveals final moments of South Korea ferry victims


A disturbing video has emerged of the final moments of some of the high school students on-board the South Korean passenger ferry that sank two weeks ago.

More than 300 people are believed to be dead as a result of the disaster.

Students are seen huddled below deck. Some wonder aloud if they will make the news and what the captain is doing.

They are warned three times over the ship’s loudspeaker to stay where they are, even as the tilting increases.

Most of those who obeyed died. Many of those who flouted or did not hear the instructions and went out on deck were rescued.

But only 174 people were saved and the remainder are presumed to have drowned.

Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers from the school in Ansan, a gritty suburb on the outskirts of Seoul, who were on an outing to Jeju.

The video was found on the mobile phone of a 17-year-old student when rescuers recovered his body. The father of the teenager says he wants the world to know what happened on board the ship as it sank.

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