Sunday, April 20, 2014

Unknown: South Korea Ferry Disaster ㅠㅠ

After the tragedy of MH370 (missing airplane), world once again been shocked by the heartbreaking disaster.ㅠㅠ This time there was sunken ferry in South Korea. The ferry was en route from Incheon to Jeju Island. The ill-fated ferry by the name of Sewol (세월) had been in trouble around 8:58 a.m. (kst) on 16 April somewhere near to Jindo, which is about 3 more hours to arrive its final destination.

The ferry delayed departed from Incheon late night of 15 April due to the fog. The total number of the passengers inside the ferry were 476 however until this period only 174 people  had been rescued. 181  person were still missing in this tragedy and its had been said that 121 bodies were found. Most of the trapped passengers are school students of Danwon high school, Ansan,outskirt of Seoul.

The school students were on study trip to Jeju Island for 4 days.ㅠㅠ. The ferry sank approximately 2 hours after it capsizing. Without a proper guideline of evacuation orders from the ferry captain and crews, most of students were trapped inside the ship as they were told not to move even though most of them wearing life jacket!!ㅠㅠ  However the captain and 20 crews were survived which bring a lot of anger, frustration from those family affected.

One of the most heartbreaking story of survivor is a 6 years old girl. She told the doctor that her brother (7 years old) gave her, his life jacket and since its chaotic, no ones knows what happen to them.ㅠㅠ The girl was found by another survivor alone and soaked with water, without thinking twice a school student by the name of Park Ho-Jin grab her hands and bring her to the safest place. Every time when I saw the footage of how she's been save, tears will running out from my eyes!ㅠㅠ

Personally I once ride a ferry in Korea but we just ride it at Hanggang, and during our ferry ride there were also school trip from Daegu. Those kids were adorable and very friendly even though most of them can't speak English well. I can't imagine if something bad like this happen to us..ㅠㅠ For more information about this tragedy you can refer it here.

p/s: Lets' all of us pray for them, even though the hope were slim but its' not over yet! Who knows if we can find any survivors, only God knows. #PrayforSouthKorea


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