JINDO, South Korea — A 26-year-old third mate was navigating a South Korean ferry through a notoriously treacherous waterway for the first time when it tilted and sank, prosecutors said on Saturday, as rescuers raced against time to find any survivors among the 256 missing passengers, many of them believed to have been trapped inside the capsized vessel. 722 more words
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Students send messages of fear, love and despair as Korean ferry sank
As Korean ferry sank, schoolchildren aboard sent desperate phone messages to their loved ones, who vent their anger as rescue hopes dim… 883 more words
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need — three of whom were seen lifeless in the drowned vessel by a diver who was unable to get them out. 396 more words
KATMANDU, Nepal (KCBS/AP) – The world’s highest mountain saw its deadliest-ever disaster Friday.
As Nepalese Sherpa guides worked to set up ropes for other climbers on Mount Everest, an avalanche swept down the climbing route. 224 more words