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In this April 16, 2014 photo taken from the mobile phone of deceased South Korean high school student Park Su-hyeon and released by his father Park Jong-dae, students are shown inside the sinking ferry Sewol on waters near Jindo, South Korea. Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of Park Su-hyeon, a victim of the disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they’ll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook. (AP Photo/Park Su-hyeon courtesy of the Park Family)

In this April 16, 2014 photo taken from the mobile phone of deceased South Korean high school student Park Su-hyeon and released by his father Park Jong-dae, students are shown inside the sinking ferry Sewol on waters near Jindo, South Korea. Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of Park Su-hyeon, a victim of the disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they’ll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook. (AP Photo/Park Su-hyeon courtesy of the Park Family)

In this April 16, 2014 photo taken with a mobile phone by deceased South Korean high school student Park Su-hyeon and released by his father Park Jong-dae, students are shown inside the sinking ferry Sewol on waters near Jindo, South Korea. Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of Park Su-hyeon, a victim of the disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they’ll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook. (AP Photo/Park Su-hyeon courtesy of the Park Family)

In this April 16, 2014 photo taken from the mobile phone of deceased South Korean high school student Park Su-hyeon and released by his father Park Jong-dae, a student lies down inside the sinking ferry Sewol on waters near Jindo, South Korea. Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of Park Su-hyeon, a victim of a disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they’ll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook. (AP Photo/Park Su-hyeon courtesy of the Park Family)

Workers weep during a May Day rally to pay tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 1, 2014. An off-duty captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has told investigators that the owners ignored his warning that the ship shouldn’t carry too much cargo because it wasn’t very stable, a prosecutor said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

A woman ties a yellow ribbon after paying tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol as yellow ribbons are displayed as a sign of hope for the safe return of missing passengers at a group memorial altar in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 1, 2014. An off-duty captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has told investigators that the owners ignored his warning that the ship shouldn’t carry too much cargo because it wasn’t very stable, a prosecutor said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Soon after the ferry began to tilt, high school students can be seen huddled below deck in a video, joking about the Titanic and taking selfies even as fear slowly built. Newly released video reveals a frightening scene half an hour later, as the ship listed so severely that students, one of them weeping, were forced to sit on a wall instead of the floor.

Its emergence comes after the release of shaky video (http://apne.ws/R7iRbX ) — at times poignant and heartbreaking as the teens said last words to their loved ones — that was found on the cellphone belonging to 17-year-old Park Su-hyeon when his body was recovered after the ferry sank off the country’s southern coast April 16.

The boy’s father, Park Jong-dae, provided it Thursday to The Associated Press, saying he wanted to show the world the conditions aboard the Sewol as it sank.

The latest video was on the cellphone of a female student who died in the sinking. The girl’s father gave it to South Korean television network JTBC.

More than 300 people are dead or missing in a disaster that has caused widespread grief, anger and shame. More than 225 bodies, mostly from inside the submerged vessel, have been recovered. More than 80 percent of the victims were students from a high school in Ansan, south of Seoul, on their way to the tourist island of Jeju for a school trip.

The group of teens in Park Su-hyeon’s video alternated between bluster, attempts at humor and unmistakable fear. Video can be recovered from micro SD cards in cellphones even if the device is submerged.

Only one of the teens could be seen wearing a life jacket at the beginning of the clips, which started at 8:52 a.m. and ended, with a small break between them, at 9:09 a.m., when everyone appeared to be wearing them.

Some of the students struggled as they tried to buckle the life jackets. As the listing worsened they joked about “final commemorative pictures” and “defying gravity” by trying to walk on the walls.

“It’s like we’re becoming the Titanic,” one student said.

At 8:53 a.m., two minutes before a crew member on the bridge made the ferry’s first distress call, one student says: “Am I really going to die?”

Early on, a message blared from the ferry’s loudspeakers: “Don’t move away

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