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South Korean president accepts responsibility for ferry disaster, will dismantle coast guard

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye took personal responsibility Monday for her government’s handling of the Sewol ferry disaster and announced that the widely criticised national coastguard would be dismantled. “As the president responsible for the lives and safety of South Koreans, I offer my sincere apology for all the suffering…

Captain says warnings over South Korean ferry were ignored

A probe into South Korea's ferry disaster has heard that warnings over the ship's seaworthiness were ignored, prosecutors said Wednesday, as rescuers worked to recover the bodies of more than 90 people still missing. The confirmed death toll from the……

South Korean PM Chung Hong-Won resigns over ferry disaster

South Korea's prime minister resigned on Sunday, blaming corruption and "deep-rooted evil" for the sinking of a passenger ferry that left 300 people dead or missing, as anger grows over the bungled response to the tragedy. Chung Hong-Won admitted he……

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