16 April 2014 Last updated at 16:47

Hundreds missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Passengers had been holding on for half an hour before rescuers arrived as Lucy Williamson reports

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.

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