TORONTO – At least four people are confirmed dead and 55 injured in a ferry sinking off South Korea.
Authorities say the number of missing suggests the death toll could be substantially higher.
The ferry was carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island.
Nearly 300 people are still unaccounted for.
Some 160 coast guard and navy divers were searching for survivors inside the ship’s wreckage, a few kilometres from the shore of Byeongpung Island, which is not far from the mainland.
The high number of people unaccounted for, likely trapped in the ship or floating in…
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