What Went Wrong in the South Korean Ferry Disaster? | The New Yorker

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National outrage and political backlash ensued after the tragic sinking of M.V. Sewol, which claimed the lives of more than three hundred passengers, most of whom were students on a school trip, five years ago. Yi Seung-jun's film "In the Absence" details the tragedy and aftermath.

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This video taught me to NOT stay calm in serious emergencies. Get yourself TF outta threre.

Author — Deka Xx

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What hit me was the parents “ our children waited for there deaths don’t tell me to wait” and the police officer doing her job crying 😓

Author — Victoria Davies

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Titanic was sad but at least during its sinking people actually tried to help and the crew did everything they could do. AND it was in the middle of north atlantic meaning help wouldn't' arrive for hours.
Here there's just no excuse. Just scummy people choosing profit and good PR over saving lifes.

Author — ThatAkwardKid

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"So no passenger is left in the ferry?"
"Yes, people escaped as the ship started to tilt. We didn't search the cabins but it seems most of them are out"
What the heck? for real?

Author — Mathew's Channel

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1:43 Some of the girl students even talk about "the people who didn't follow the order survived". Breaks my heart😭

Author — Winda Oktafiani

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the fact that civilians were the ones still trying to search for survivors and not the government. this whole video was so upsetting...

Author — Chloe Kor

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once i'm a lawyer i would reopen this case and fight for the students rights, we will have justice

Author — jrmysa

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24:13 "open this gate! Kids were killed while waiting. They waited and died."
"The kids were killed waiting. Don't tell me to wait."
This basicaly breaks my heart.

Author — I am a Potato

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So the captain escape by himself, leaving others behind wtf. I never had so much hate and anger towards a man i never met.

Author — dy nas

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In that situation there was a higher chance of the passengers getting rescued if they were allowed to jump out of the ferry especially they all had LIFEJACKETS ON! The passengers had LIFEJACKETS on I cant believe the captain told them to stay inside if the ferry.

Author — Amano Ichigo

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Telling the passengers to stay put is like telling them to wait for their own death.

Author — Kristine Mae

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I can't swim and my biggest fear is drowning. Imagine your lungs collapsing and u can't do anything cause you're stuck inside a ferry thanks to the captain

Author — Jen Sensei

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I don't understand why the President's office repeatedly asked for the live feed?!?

Author — Benedict Bernales

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When I was in school, an earthquake suddenly happened and the building was shaking harshly. Our teachers had told us to stay put and hide under the tables etc. We didn't follow them and rushed outside the building.

After we got out of the building, it collapsed.

It turned out that all the staff and teachers hurried outside the second the earthquake happened and told the students to stay put through the speakers.

No one got hurt because all us students had the same Idea to not follow rules at that kind of time.

Author — Miss Aera

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"it is tilting. Miss you, mom and dad. Its's tilting again." that made me cry...

Author — Worldwide Pengting

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Don't stay inside a sinking ship. Don't stay inside a burning house.
No matter how anyone told you to stay put.

Author — Manh

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i had goosebumps when the civilian diver, who committed suicide, described that when they left the scene, the birds' call sounded like the students' wailing, asking him not to leave them behind. Salute to these divers who risked their lives and did what they can do to help. To those who were irresponsible and those who tried to manipulate and cover the truth about this incident, i hope your conscience eats you.

Author — mae.zee

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When I saw their shoes... that sent chills down my spine

Author — Rice

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14:00 They just freaking staged it for the president to see. I literally just broke down at that part

Author — Kookie Jeon

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"The kids were killed while waiting. Don't tell me to wait."

Author — Pauleene Mari Camacho