The father of a student who died on a sinking South Korean ferry in April released a video recovered from his 17-year-old son’s cell phone to The Associated Press on Thursday.
The ferry can be seen tilting on its side in the April 16 video and teens below deck chuckle nervously.
A message on the ship’s loudspeaker tells them, "Don't move away from your places and brace for any possible accidents."
The teens wonder about whether the incident will make the news. Some can be seen standing on the walls.
Fear builds as time passes. Students begin asking where their teachers are and if the ship will sink.
"Am I really going to die?" a student asks at 8:53 a.m., less than two minutes into the video.
"What's the captain doing?" someone asks.
Students put on life jackets.
"It's like we're becoming the Titanic," one student says.
The teens jest and try to laugh, but there is unmistakable terror in most of what is said towards the end of the video.
The last message heard on the loudspeaker at 9:08 a.m. says, "We're again announcing: For passengers who can wear life vests, please wear them now. Never move away from your places."
More than 300 are dead or missing since the ferry sank. About 220 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.
Park Jong-dae, the boy's father, released the video to select South Korean media earlier this week. He says he wants people to understand the conditions on board when the disaster occurred.