Family and schoolmates of missing passengers of Sewol ferry accident wailing during a gathering at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea. Photograph: Yang Ji-Woong/EPA

Amateur video footage has emerged of passengers waiting inside the capsizing South Korea ferry whicle questions have been raised about a dela(...)

A handout picture  shows rescue helicopters flying over the passenger ship Sewol as it sinks in waters off South Korea’s southwestern coast today. The ferry, with 477 people on board, was reported sinking off the south-western coast of South Korea while en route from the port of Incheon, west of Seoul, to Jeju Island. The passengers were mostly secondary school students on a field trip to Jeju Island. The Coast Guard dispatched patrol boats and aircraft for rescue operations. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

Almost 300 people are missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea today, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishi(...)