10 heartbreaking photos as South Korea ferry sinks

Global News

TORONTO – At least four people are confirmed dead and 55 injured in a ferry sinking off South Korea.

READ MORE: Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry sinks

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.

In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers.

A relative waits for their missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A relative waits for their missing loved one at a port.

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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