The following are images from the Sewol Disaster that occurred on the 16th of April, 2014. Most of those aboard were graduating from high school and were on a trip to commemorate on Jeju Island. There are currently 25 confirmed dead, 271 missing, and 179 rescued. These stats are changing rapidly; missing decreasing, dead increasing, and rescued with no increase. Updated stats can be read here.
"Daughter, your father’s here." 딸아, 아빠가 왔다.
After hearing about the tragedy, the father rushes to make sure his daughter is safe. Fortunately, she is one of those rescued. He comforts her as she cries.
"Don’t worry, you’re safe here."걱정마 여긴 안전해
A rescued student is getting looked after as she sits crying.
"Candle for Prayer" 촛불문화제
Hundreds of people gather to pray for the return of those missing. Read more here.
"Friends, where are you?" 친구들아 어디에 있니?
A student realizes her friends are nowhere to be seen, and breaks into a sob.
"Rescued Child" - 구조된 어린아이
A mere child is receiving help after being rescued.
"Swallowing her cries" - 울음 삼키는 실종자 가족
One family member realizes her child is not on the rescued list - and chokes on her cries.
"Missing Teacher’s Birthday the day of Accident." - 실종 김초원 교사 사고 당일이 생일
It has been discovered that one of the supervising teachers on the trip (current status: missing)’s birthday was the day of the accident: April 16th. Students wrote their birthday wishes on the package.
"Hurry back I miss you." - 얼릉돌아와 보고싶어
A student writes on the board, “Do-Won!! Hurry back, I miss you! I’ll be waiting.”
Find full photos with descriptions here (in Korean)
For more translated articles on the Sewol Disaster, click here.
Updated stats on deaths, missing, and rescued are found here at the bottom.
Please excuse my terrible English, it is not my first language.
These are 16 year old kids. Mere babies. Being a hero is a choice. It is not a title a person is born with, it isn’t inscribed in the genes, and it does not come with age. There is no such thing as ‘CHOSEN’ ones we see in stories of books and movies. Our world is filled with real life heroes, very may be Angels in disguise. I truly believe that there is one in every one of us, waiting for the right moment to do duty when help is most needed.
Brother who gave his life jacket to his sister, as of now her brother and parents have not been heard from.
They are the real heroes.
Please take a second to pray for the survivors in ferry & also these heroes