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Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel.
"Dad, don’t worry. I’ve got a life vest on and we’re huddled together," one 18-year-old student, identified only by her last name, Shin, texted her father, according to MBC News, a Korean news station.
The father replied: “I know the rescue is underway but make your way out if you can.”
"Dad, I can’t walk out," she replied. "The corridor is full of kids, and it’s too tilted."
The student was among the 290 still reported missing.
In another exchange, a male student texted his mother, who was unaware at the time that the ferry was in distress.
"Mom, I might not be able to tell you in person. I love you," the student texted, according to MBC.