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Passenger ferry sinking off S.Korea

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SEOUL - South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said. 

South Korea has despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast

"The ship is taking in water and sinking," a coastguard spokesman told AFP by phone.

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