Thursday will mark the 1 year anniversary of the capsizing of the MV Sewol, a ferry that sank with passengers and crew on board, killing 304.
The disaster happened when the ferry began making a sharp and "unreasonable 145-degree" turn around the bottom part of South Korea before beginning to capsize. Recovered footage from the aftermath showed that as the vessel capsized, the crew got onto the intercom and told passengers to stay put, a result that could have contributed to more loss of life than was needed.
The ferry accident is the worst ferry disaster in over 40 years in South Korea. To this day, 9 remain unaccounted for while 292 passengers, 3 crew members, and 2 rescue divers died as a result. Since the ferry was carrying mostly school children, a lot of the victims were young and under the age or 18. Reuters photographer recently revisited the homes of those parents who lost their children in the disaster. Above are the parents in their children's bedrooms.