South Korea sets plan to raise 'corroded' Sewol ferry year after disaster

April 22, 2015 6:21 AM

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South Korea sets plan to raise 'corroded' Sewol ferry year after disaster

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it will raise the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, yielding to pressure from mourning families who have called for a deeper investigation into the disaster.

The Sewol, which was structurally unsound, overloaded and traveling too fast on a turn, capsized and sank during a routine voyage and lies 44 meters (144 feet) deep off the southwestern island of Jindo.

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