(12:37PM) Update: The ferry is now fully submerged.
(Unsure how deep the ferry has sunk.)
Current toll: 475 on board, 179 rescued, 27 dead, 269 missing.
(12:50PM) Update: Death toll is now 28. 268 missing.
POSSIBLE COLLAPSE OF AIR POCKETS.
(1:10PM) Update: Many are saying unethical reporting is happening where reporters are targeting children or going too far pushing the issue.
-Please stop, it is the time to inform, not inflict more harm upon others.
(2:49PM) Update: Prosecutors could get arrest warrant for captain as early as today. New info says he gave wheel to 3rd mate during time of incident.
Names of missing Sewol passengers will not be revealed to respect family members.
8-year-old Kim Kiwoong and Cheong Hyunsun, who are victims of Sewol incident, were a couple to soon marry. They promised to marry this fall. They were the crew members of Sewol.
-Absolutely heartbreaking. Please Rest In Peace, both of you.
(Kim Kiwoong funeral parlor.)
Parents/families are highly fed up with the situation and journalists. They just want peace of mind and results.
(3:51PM) Update: Combined Investigation unit to claim arrest warrant on Sewol ferry captain within a day.
More than 150 ships are now on the scene for rescue. Operation progress is not going better than expected. 268 still missing.
Yonhap - “As of 3:38pm KST, divers are trying to enter the cargo area which is located on the 2nd floor of Sewol.”
54 hours into the Sewol incident: 28 dead, 179 rescued, 268 still missing. Water temp is 13ºC.
(4:05PM) Update: Coast Guard said they are working on the door and efforts are underway.
(4:40PM) Update: YTN: 10 out of 28 bodies are still unidentified.
-Hoping one is not my lovely angel…
S. Korea Coast Guard: “Still no bodies found within the ferry.”
A post-it message at Danwon High-school saying “Please Come Back” (via @Medrowdia):
(5:20PM) [!!] [BREAKING] [!!] UPDATES : Tragic news. Vice Principal of Danwon High School found dead. He was found to have committed suicide.
Sources say that the Vice Principal of Danwon High School escaped earlier from Sewol ferry than students.
The body of Vice Principal of Danwon High School was found near Jindo Gymnasium. He was 52 years old.
Vice Principal of Danwon HS ranked top on Naver’s trending search:
Danwon HS homepage no longer accessible as of this time.
Officials at Jindo gymnasium just asked parents to come and take a DNA test. It seems they are, indeed, preparing for the worst.
Parents asked in shouting voices why that was needed. The official soon after left the stage.
The official once again came on stage saying that, only those desiring to, can take the test.
(6:20PM): YTN Anchor who is located 50m away from the rescue scene stated, “Divers are doing the rescue operation and having many difficulties”.
A DSME Crane is positioned at the Sewol rescue scene. The rescue operation is on-going:
-Things are looking so very grave, everyone. Though I am beyond fearful of future news, I will continue to update until the end.
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(#PrayForSouthKorea //// Wish all passengers of Sewol come back soon. Credit 조재환)
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(Credit to 조재환 for the pictures that do belong to him.)