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South Korea ferry disaster: Coastguard denies divers have entered hull

Published on Apr 18, 2014 11:27 AM
South Korean rescue workers on a boat inject oxygen into the capsized passenger ship "Sewol" which sank in the sea off Jindo, during a rescue operation April 18, 2014. A team of eight divers had entered a capsized South Korean ferry on Friday, April 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JINDO, South Korea (REUTERS) - South Korea's coastguard said on Friday divers have not yet entered the hull of the capsized ferry where more than 270 people, most of them school children on a field trip, are missing.

South Korea's YTN television earlier said divers had entered the hull and were searching the dining hall and cafeteria of the Sewol ferry where many of the passengers were believed to be at the time of Wednesday's accident.

South Korea ferry sinking graphic