S.Korea coastguard denies divers have entered capsized ship

JINDO, South Korea, April 18 Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:13pm EDT

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JINDO, South Korea, April 18 (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. (Reporting by Ju-min Park, writing by Jack Kim)