Only 78 high-school students rescued from Korean ferry wreck

Almost 300 passengers remain missing

(see related) (ANSA) - Tokyo, April 16 - The South Korean government said Wednesday that only 78 high-school students aboard a capsized ferry have been rescued. According to earlier unofficial reports, around 180 students had been saved.
    The government said there were 325 students aboard.
    Out of 462 total passengers, 164 have been saved while 294 remain missing and four have been confirmed dead.
    The ferry was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west of South Korea, to the southern resort island of Jeju.
   

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