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Chinese-led Group Starts Work to Lift Sunken S. Korea Ferry

A Chinese-led consortium began preliminary work Wednesday to salvage a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, officials said.   South Korea awarded a $73 million contract earlier this month to the consortium led by China's state-owned Shanghai Salvage Co. to raise the ferry Sewol. The company was involved in raising a cruise ship that sank in China's Yangtze River in June, killing more than 400 people.   The consortium has sent a barge and...

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