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Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking SK ferry

SEOUL--Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

Nearly 300 people — most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island — are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning.

“Sending this in case I may not be able to say this again. Mom, I love you,” student Shin Young-jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media.

“Oh, I love you too son,” texted back his mother — unaware at the time that her boy was caught in a life and death struggle to

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