Using the plan above, write the 'Main Body 2' part of your newspaper report.
Mr P's version:
As the ship was rapidly sinking, some jumped overboard, some scrambled on to lifeboats (mostly First Class Passengers) and some decided to retire to bed instead of abandoning the ship. Witness report that the band will still heard to be playing right until the final moment. It took just two and a half hours for the Titanic to be completely submerged.
Whilst exact figures are unknown, it is estimated that approximately 1500 lives have been lost in the disaster, nearly two thirds of the souls on board. Sadly, most of the victims who entered the minus two degrees water, died in less then an hour. “The sounds of people drowning are something that I cannot describe to you, and neither can anyone else. It’s the most dreadful sound and there is a terrible sound that follows it.” (Eva Heart, survivor) Among those who perished in the disaster were Titanic’s own designer Thomas Andrews, world renowned businessman Benjamin Gugenheim and John Jacobs Astor. It is thought that the Captain, Edward Smith, nobly chose to go down with his ship.