Grave site of 852 victims was damaged by filmmakers

Grave site of 852 victims was damaged by filmmakers

Two Swedish documentary makers who filmed the Estonia ferry tragedy were convicted Monday of violating the site's sanctity.

The Estonia sank in 1994, killing 852 people in one of the deadliest maritime tragedies of the twentieth century.

It was Europe's second-deadliest peacetime sinking after the Titanic.

It was Europe's second-deadliest peacetime sinking after the Titanic.

In 2019, a film crew dispatched a remote-controlled submersible to the ship while making a documentary.

A survivor told the BBC he saw a loading bay door open and take in water minutes before the ship collapsed.

People who lived through it and lost loved ones have fought for a deeper investigation for 20 years.

After the documentary, laws were modified to allow divers to revisit the wreck for a second look.

In South Carolina, there was a shooting that hurt 5 people.

In South Carolina, there was a shooting that hurt 5 people.