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Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of South Korea ferry sinking

By Xinhua-afp ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-03-27 07:50:21

JINDO, SOUTH KOREA - When South Korea's Sewol ferry sank three years ago killing more than 300 people, it also devastated businesses close to the wreck site. Now owners hope its salvage will herald a change in their fortunes.

The ship went down in an archipelago off southwestern South Korea, whose 1,700 islands make up the Dadohaehaesang national park, the country's largest.

At a harbor on the southern side of Jindo, the closest large island to the wreck, motorboats used to be chartered for marine trips by fishermen and tourists.

Businesses cursed by 'devil's waters' of South Korea ferry sinking

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