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South Korea sunken ferry: Little girl reunited with family through Twitter

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    Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:27 PM -

    Social media is playing a big role in bringing families together after the recent ferry disaster in South Korea. 

    A six-year old girl was rescued from the sinking vessel but she was all alone when she was found.

    Police sent out a tweet for her relatives to come forward.

    A cousin of the girl eventually saw the tweet and replied.

    Not long after, police sent out an update saying the girl had been reunited with her family.

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    Meanwhile, rescuers are holding out hope of finding survivors. 

    Crews have been trying to get inside the ship, but they've been hampered by terrible weather conditions.

    According to South Korea's government, 18 people have been confirmed dead, and 278 are still missing.

    At least 179 people have been rescued.

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