June 22, 2017 09:16
Harrowing sights greeted reporters aboard the wreck of the ferry Sewol on Wednesday, which has been opened to the media for the first time since being salvaged over two months ago.
Local authorities invited a group of reporters to tour the interior of the vessel, including its passenger cabins and cargo hold. Video shows much of the mud and debris has been cleared out, leaving behind only a skeletal structure of steel beams.
Salvage workers plan to conduct a second round of sweeps of the passenger cabins, and a search of the cargo hold will begin next month. It remains clogged with hundreds of abandoned vehicles and shipping containers.
The Sewol sank in waters off the southwest coast in April 2014, killing over 300 people.
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