As it happened: South Korea renews ferry search

Key points

  • Around 280 people, many of them schoolchildren, are still missing after a ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday
  • Rescue efforts are being hampered by bad weather and strong currents
  • Divers trying to enter the ship overnight were unable to do so because of sea conditions
  • Some 179 passengers and crew have been rescued from the ship - The Sewol - which sank in 30m (100ft) of water
  • At least 14 people are reported have died, with dozens more injured
  • The captain, Lee Joon-Seok, has survived the accident and is being questioned by police (All times BST)

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Last updated 17 April 2014

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