2014 year review

The sinking of the MV Sewol occurred on the morning of 16 April 2014 from Incheon to Jeju. The South Korean ferry capsized while carrying 476 people, mostof them secondary school students from Danwon High School. The vessel sent a distress signal from about 2.7 kilometres north off Byeongpungdo. In all, 304 passengers died in the disaster. Of the approximately 172 survivors, many were rescued by fishing boats and other commercial vessels that arrived at the scene approximately 30 minutes before any South Korean coast guard or ROK Navy ships.There are ongoing recovery efforts by the South Korean government, the United States Navy, civilian groups, and individuals. The captain even ask the students to keep still when the ship is sinking.

About 400 people rioted in Little India late Sunday night shortly after the accident involving a private bus and a construction worker, the person who was crossing the junction between the two roads. The New Paper reports that the driver was dragged out of the private bus, which was carrying a bus load of construction workers, and was assualted by a group of men. Police vehicles, ambulance and several private vehicles were damaged and burnt in the process.