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article imageVideo captures students final moments on S. Korea ferry

By Jessica Jones-Langley     May 1, 2014 in World
The heart-breaking video, taken on a cellphone, shows the last moments of the South Korean school children who tragically lost their lives aboard the sinking ferry.
The video shows the students together reacting nervously to the situation, unaware of how much danger they are in. Announcements can also be heard in the video in which passengers are told to stay where they are.
According to the transcript, at 9 p.m. a crew member tells a marine traffic official that "the body of the ship has tilted, and it's impossible to move." Just eight minutes later an announcement can be heard saying: "we’re again announcing: For passengers who can wear life vests, please wear them now. Never move away from your places."
Students appear to be confused as one student asks: "What is going on? Is it really sinking? Wow they are throwing life jackets."
At one point, realizing the severity of the situation, one student says: "This is going to be on the news. I can guarantee 100 percent that this is going to be on the news."
The video also captures a student's last words to his parents: "Mom, I love you. Dad, I love you. I love you both."
The video, which was captured by 17-year-old Park Su-hyeon, was released to the media by his father who wanted to show the world what the conditions were like in the ferry leading up to the fatal sinking. Out of respect, faces of the students who are visible in the video have been blurred.
Latest reports show that 210 people are confirmed dead, with 92 still missing. Out of those, 250 are high school students who were on a school trip.
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