SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher

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As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the South Korean ferry sank a week ago, relatives of the missing are pressing the government to finish the task of recovery soon. But the work is becoming more complicated. (April 23)

SHOTLIST:

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Jindo, South Korea - April 23, 2014

1. Various of monks praying by water

2. Various of boats involved in recovery effort on water

**NIGHT SHOTS**

3. Mid Rescue workers carrying body bag

4. Wide of temporary morgue on dock

**DAY SHOTS**

5. Mid of rescue workers carrying body bag

6. Mid of temporary morgue

7. Mid of white board and family members inspecting names

8. Tight of white board and family members

9. Tight of family members embracing

10. Wide of family members sitting silently

11. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Cho Hyun-sam, Head of Korean Church Relief Team (Transcribed and translated Below)

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Ansan, South Korea - April 23, 2014

12. Various of floral tributes outside school

13. Mid of Visitor writing condolence note

14. Wide of condolence notes

15. Wide of class door and post it notes

16. Tight of flowers on victims' desks

17. Wide of people in school hallway

18. Tight of post its on door

19. Pan right on hallway

20. Wide of people in class preparing for school to open

21. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Hong Hyun-ju, Psychiatrist at Danwon High School

(Transcribed and translated below)

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Jindo, South Korea -- April 23, 2014

22. Various of recovery effort on water

23. Various of family members gathered in nearby gymnasium

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

A GROUP OF BUDHIST MONKS PRAY BY THE WATER AS THE WORK OF RECOVERING BODIES FROM SOUTH KOREA'S SUNKEN FERRY CONTINUES.

MORE THAN A WEEK HAS PASSED SINCE THE FERRY CAPSIZED -- AND SUNK -- AND THE RECOVERY IS GETTING TOUGHER -- WITH DIVERS NOW FORCED TO BREAK THROUGH CABIN WALLS TO GET TO THE REMAINING VICTIMS -- MOST of them STUDENTS FROM A SINGLE SCHOOL.

AS THE BODIES ARE BROUGHT BACK TO LAND, THEY'RE TAKEN TO A TEMPORARY MORGUE FOR IDENTIFICATION.

OUTSIDE -- A WHITE BOARD LISTS THE GROWING NUMBER OF DEAD.

SOME FAMILY MEMBERS LOOK FOR A SHOULDER TO CRY ON -- WHILE OTHERS SIT IN STUNNED SILENCE.

SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Cho Hyun-sam, Head of Korean Church Relief Team

"OTHER THAN TRYING TO SAY COMFORTING REMARKS, WE SHOW THEM THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE, SAYS THE LEADER OF CHURCH RELIEF TEAM AT THE SITE."

AT THE STUDENTS' SCHOOL -- THE FLORAL TRIBUTES CONTINUE TO PILE UP.

VISITORS EXPRESS THEIR CONDOLENCES ON POST-IT NOTES.

INSIDE -- FLOWERS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON EACH VICTIM'S DESK.

HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS WERE ABOARD THE VESSEL -- AND THREE QUARTERS OF THEM ARE EITHER DEAD OR MISSING.

THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THE PAST WEEK, BUT IT IS SCHEDULED TO REOPEN THURSDAY.

SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Hong Hyun-ju, Psychiatrist at Danwon High School

"THERE ARE A LOT OF EMOTIONS OF ANGER AND RAGE," THIS SCHOOL PSYCHIATRIST SAYS. "SOME STUDENTS CAN NOT EVEN EXPRESS THEIR EMOTIONS."

LOOMING AHEAD FOR THE GOVERNMENT -- THE QUESTION OF WHEN TO FIRE UP THE CRANES TO BEGIN THE SALVAGE EFFORT.

OFFICIALS HAVEN'T SAID WHEN THAT WILL BE, BUT WARN THE OPERATION WILL LIKELY ELIMINATE ANY AIR POCKETS INSIDE THE FERRY -- ENDING ALL CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

AND IT SAYS IT WILL BE CONSIDERATE OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO CONTINUE TO HOLD OUT HOPE --- DESPITE THE ODDS.

NED BARKER....ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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