I love you. I think we’re going to die: Anguish written in final texts from sinking ferry

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Rescue helicopters hover over a listing ferry which sank off South Korea with more than 450 people on board (Picture: AFP/Getty) Rescue helicopters hover over a listing ferry which sank off South Korea with more than 450 people on board (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Heartbreaking final text messages sent by those waiting to be rescued from the sinking South Korean ferry emerged tonight.

The messages were shown by authorities after the Sewol, carrying 459 people – mostly secondary school pupils – sank today.

One was from a student who texted his mother: ‘Mom, in case I don’t get the chance to speak to you, I am leaving you this message: I love you.’

Hopes are fading for those trapped, including hundreds of children (Picture: Reuters) Hopes are fading for those trapped, including hundreds of children (Picture: Reuters)

His mother, at first not realising what was happening, replied: ‘Why?’ but then: ‘Me too, son, I love you’.

Another text, apparently sent by a student to a friend, read: ‘I really love you all. I think we really are going to die.’

A third read: ‘Dear everyone…

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