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Vessels involved in salvage operations are seen near the upturned South Korean Sewol ferry in the sea off Jindo April 17, 2014 Rescuers fought rising winds and waves on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, still missing after the South Korean ferry capsized more than 24 hours ago. REUTERS Issei Kato  SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME  - RTR3LMD3 REUTERS
South Korea ferry: The 'daunting task' of rescuing survivors

Poor conditions and other obstacles mean rescue divers are facing the "daunting task" of rescuing passengers who may have found air pockets inside a ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast.



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