On this day in 2014, the MV Sewol ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea, killing 295 people, most of whom were high school students.
What caused the MV Sewol to capsize?
The ferry was carrying 476 passengers, including 325 students from Danwon High School in Ansan, near Seoul. The exact cause of the MV Sewol capsizing has never been officially determined, but it is believed that the ferry was overloaded with cargo and passengers on the upper decks. The ferry also made a sharp turn, causing the cargo to shift and the ship to capsize.
What was the effect in South Korea of the MV Sewol disaster?
The MV Sewol disaster had a significant impact on South Korea. It led to widespread public anger and protests, and it highlighted issues with safety regulations and government corruption. The disaster also had a significant impact on the families of the victims, many of whom are still seeking justice and answers.