Seventy seven people died when a bus left the road and crashed into a 60 foot deep (20 metres) reservoir near the South Korean town of Chongpyong on Monday (10 May).
TV PAN Boats around scene of accident
TV & CTV Partially submerged bus with hands clutching windows (2 shots)
CU Weeping relatives watch from hillside
TV Bus bragged out from water
CU weeping women
TV Recovered bodies in open boat
CU PAN TO LV from weeping relatives on hillside to boat searching area
CU Diver enters water
GV Rescue boats
SV & CU Boats recover bodies from water (7 shots)
CU Weeping women
SV Relatives around recovered body
SCU PAN Distraught woman dragged away
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Background: Seventy seven people died when a bus left the road and crashed into a 60 foot deep (20 metres) reservoir near the South Korean town of Chongpyong on Monday (10 May).
Most of the victims were drowned while trapped inside the vehicle, which police later said was carrying twice as many passengers as it should have been. There were only fourteen survivors, including a three month old baby, from what is now described as the country's worst bus accident.
SYNOPSIS: Seventy-seven South Korean's died when this bus crashed into a reservoir near the town of Chongpyong on Monday.
Police have since said that the bus was carrying twice as many passengers as it should have been. There were only fourteen survivors.
Police later blamed the tragedy on faulty driving. The bus had been travelling along a winding, bumpy road that runs along the edge of the reservoir. The thirty-five year old driver was one of those who died.
There were twenty five women and children among the victims of what is now described as South Korea's worst bus accident. Among the fourteen survivors rescued from the water was a three-month-old baby.
The bus was recovered by engineers from the Army and Police, while drivers worked throughout the day and night to recover bodies - a grim task in water sixty feet deep in laces. And while the divers worked, rescue craft of all kinds went back and forth, towing behind them bodies which had floated to the surface.
Distraught relatives watched the recovery operation. It has since been reported that large number of mourners clashed with police while staging a subsequent demonstration protesting against the compensation offered to bereaved families by local authorities and the bus company.