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Ferry Pilot Was Navigating Perilous Waterway for First Time, Prosecutors Say

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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Transport Terror

Transport Terror

 

Something is terribly wrong with our transport -

Which we all must now abort,

Until the problem is sought,

I only hope we make it to port, 263 more words

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Disaster and Calamity

Ok, maybe I’m being histrionic, but when one is knitting away peacefully of a Wednesday evening and the wire on one’s circular knitting needle suddenly pops off–dropping 100 stitches–it seems like a pretty big deal. 159 more words

Desperate and love phone messages from students as Korean ferry sank

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

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A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico

A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck 170 miles (273 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City at about 9:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT; 1430 GMT) on Friday shaking central and southern Mexico . 193 more words

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Captain, 2 crew members of sunken S-Korean ferry arrested

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

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American Climber Survives Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest; Shares Photos Of Aftermath

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

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