Korea ferry dis­as­ter school re­opens

Daily Trust - - WORLD - Ukrainian com­man­dos be­gan op­er­a­tions on the out­skirts of Slo­viansk yes­ter­day.

from Dan­won high school, lo­cated south of Seoul, were on the Se­wol ferry when it cap­sized.

Most of the stu­dents are dead, or miss­ing in­side the sunken hull.

The ferry sank last week as it sailed from In­cheon to Jeju Is­land. More than 160 people have been con­firmed dead, as search teams work to re­cover bod­ies.

There were 476 people on board, with many trapped in­side as the ferry listed and sank within two hours of dis­tress sig­nals be­ing sent. A to­tal of 174 pas­sen­gers were res­cued.

Al­most 250 stu­dents and teach­ers from Dan­won have been con­firmed dead or are pre­sumed to have died, Reuters news agency says.

Most of the stu­dents who sur­vived the dis­as­ter re­main in hospi­tal and it is not clear when they will re­turn to school.

Fi­nal year stu­dents re­turned to Dan­won school on Thurs­day, how­ever. Dozens of coun­sel­lors have been brought in to help with the trauma that many of the stu­dents are ex­pected to face.

Dan­won has be­come a me­mo­rial site over the past week, with people hold­ing ser­vices for those who died.

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