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Apr 18, 2014 6:37 AM by Bob Grotenhuis

Teacher on Sinking South Korea Ferry Dies

UPDATE: SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

The news of the death came today as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared dead.

The passengers included 325 second-year students from Danwon High School heading to a southern island on a four-day trip.

A police officer says the vice principal, identified only by his surname Kang, was found dead on the island of Jindo where rescued passengers have taken shelter.

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