Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sewol Tragedy: 2 years on...


April 16th, 2014 - A Sewol ferry submerged through the southern part of South Korea, leaving 295 people dead with nine remained unaccounted for. Most of the victims died in the submerged ferry were students on a field trip, making this the worst maritime tragedy in South Korean history.

Friends and families of the victims took part on the memorial services at the Jindo Island, near the scene of the accident that occured 2 years ago.

The South Korean government plans to salvage the ship by this summer but bad weather conditions hamper the effort.

About last year, the South Korean Supreme Court upheld a life sentence for the ship's captain, who is held liable for negligence, homicide, and other charges.

URL: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160416_21/

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