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Recovery diver dies in sunken ferry

Overloaded Sewol had only 37% of required ballast

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SEOUL - A diver died Tuesday while working at a ferry disaster site in South Korea as further details emerged about how deception and negligence contributed to the April 16 tragedy. 

Rescue teams take part in recovery operations at the site of the Sewol ferry disaster site off the coast of Jindo on April 24, 2014

The 53-year-old was on his first dive at the site and suffered breathing difficulties after reaching a depth of 25 metres (82 feet), coastguard spokesman Ko Myung-Suk told journalists.

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