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S. Korea Passenger Ship with 350 On Board Sends Distress Call

South Korean maritime authorities say a distress call has been received from a passenger ship with 350 people on board off its southwest coast.

Early reports Wednesday say the ship was sinking and that rescue efforts were under way.

Korean television identified many of the passengers as students traveling to Jeju island on school outings, and one report said at least 100 people had been rescued.

Witnesses quoted by the Korea Times say the ship, traveling in thick fog, appeared to have struck rocks.

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Generosity Overwhelms Quake-Stricken Nepal

Multimedia Quake Overwhelms Nepal

VOA's Steve Herman describes the scene in Kathmandu, where quake survivors persevere despite death toll, which now exceeds 4,300 More

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