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BREAKING: Ferry Sinks Off Coast of South Korea

A ferry has sunk off the coast of South Korea, leaving at least two dead and over 100 passengers missing.

It is still unclear what caused the ship to sink.

At least two people have died so far as a result of the ship sinking, but that number may rise as crews continue to search for unaccounted passengers.

The ferry sent out a distress signal at 8:58 a.m. local time on Wednesday after it began leaning to one side, according to the Ministry of Security and Public Administration.

"There was no precipitation in the vicinity at the time of the accident." AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak said.

Wanenchak added that showers were approaching the area that the ship sunk. This could hinder rescue efforts by the crews in the area searching for the people still missing.

Continue to check back at AccuWeather.com for more developments on the story.