Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea.The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.
A major rescue effort is under way, involving dozens of ships and helicopters. Those brought to safety were taken to a nearby island. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
Three people are now said to have died and at least 13 others have been hurt.
South Korean officials had earlier said that 368 people had been plucked to safety, but later said there had been a counting error.They have now revised down the number rescued to 164.