Sweden's Prime Minister on new Estonia ferry revelations

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The Swedish Accident Investigation Board is now considering the new information that has emerged about the sinking of the passenger ferry Estonia over 25 years ago, but says no formal request for an investigation has been received, Swedish Radio reports.

Speaking to Swedish Radio News, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that the information from the documentary series, which revealed images of a four metre hole in the hull of the car passenger ferry, is being taken 'very seriously' by the government and he wants the expert authorities to take a closer look at the new information.

The Accident Investigation Board says to Swedish Radio that they are looking at the images but have had no formal request to investigate.

Over 800 people died in the sinking of the Estonia car ferry in 1994 while en route from Tallinn to Stockholm.

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