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South Korean Ferry

SKorean diver dies in ferry search operation

SKorean diver dies in ferry search operation

A civilian diver searching for bodies in the South Korean ferry that sank last month has died, authorities say. Officials said the 53-year-old, known only by his surname Lee, became unconscious and later died in hospital. He is the first fatality among divers searching the Sewol ferry, which sank on April 16 with 476 people...

South Korea Ferry Tragedy

Arrested captain defends action

Arrested captain defends action

Divers began to locate bodies inside a submerged South Korean ferry yesterday as the detained captain defended his decision to delay evacuation of the ship when it capsized nearly four days ago with 476 people on board. Investigators arrested captain Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew early in the morning. All three have been criticised for abandoning hundreds of passengers trapped in the ferry, as they made their own escape. Lee was charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of maritime law. Thirty-three people have been confirmed dead in the disaster, but 269 are still missing -- most of them children on a high...

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