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Captain of Capsized S. Korea Ferry Found Guilty - 28 Apr 2015
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

Prosecutors who had originally sought a homicide conviction for ferry captain Lee Joon-seok appealed against a decision by a lower court in November that found him guilty of negligence and sentenced him to 36 years jail.

Defense lawyers for Lee had also lodged an appeal against the severity of that earlier sentence but their appeal was rejected by the Gwangju High Court, which upheld the prosecutors' demand and imposed the harsher verdict and sentence.

The Gwangju High Court also overturned a homicide conviction against the chief engineer of the ferry Sewol, finding him guilty instead of negligence. His sentence of 30 years in jail was reduced to 10 years.

Video footage of the crew abandoning the Sewol after instructing passengers to remain in their cabins had caused outrage and calls for harsh punishment. Most of the passengers were teenagers on a school field trip.

Only 172 of the ferry's 476 passengers and crew were rescued. Of the 304 confirmed dead or still listed as missing, 250 were school children.
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April 28, 2015
Judges sit to preside over verdicts of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol's crew members are charged...
Gwangju, South Korea
Judges sit to preside over verdicts of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol's crew members are charged...
Judges sit to preside over verdicts of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol's crew members are charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster at Gwangju High Court in Gwangju, South Korea, April 28, 2015. A South Korean appellate court on Tuesday handed down a sentence of life in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool)
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April 28, 2015
Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, sits for verdicts as the ship's crew...
Gwangju, South Korea
Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, sits for verdicts as the ship's crew...
Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, sits for verdicts as the ship's crew members are charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster at Gwangju High Court in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A South Korean appellate court on Tuesday handed down a sentence of life in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool
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April 05, 2015
A relative of a victim onboard sunken ferry Sewol, holding a victim's portrait, cries during a rally...
Seoul, South Korea
A relative of a victim onboard sunken ferry Sewol cries during a rally in Seoul
A relative of a victim onboard sunken ferry Sewol, holding a victim's portrait, cries during a rally to call for an independent inquiry into the matter and to urge the government to salvage the sunken ferry Sewol as soon as possible, in central Seoul April 5, 2015. South Korea said it would pay about $380,000 (257,305 pounds) in compensation for each of the 250 students who died in last year's ferry disaster, although some victims' families accused the government of trying to divert attention from their demands for an independent probe. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing and presumed dead after the April 16 disaster last year. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Nine are still listed as missing. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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November 26, 2014
A woman crouches in front of yellow ribbons, with messages dedicated to victims onboard the sunken ferry...
JINDO, South Korea
A woman crouches in front of yellow ribbons, with messages dedicated to victims onboard the sunken ferry...
A woman crouches in front of yellow ribbons, with messages dedicated to victims onboard the sunken ferry Sewol, at a port in Jindo November 18, 2014. Many loved ones of surviving crew members of the Sewol ferry disaster are being treated as a pariah amid outrage in South Korea over the deaths of 304 people on the doomed boat, which sank while making a turn on a routine voyage to the holiday island of Jeju. The surviving crew have been vilified since video footage showed they were among the first to be rescued as teenagers on a school trip waited in their cabins as instructed, drowning when the overloaded vessel sank before help arrived. In South Korea, a person's shame or honour is profoundly affected by family association. To match story SOUTHKOREA-FERRY/ Picture taken November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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November 26, 2014
Im Young-ae, whose husband is one of the convicted crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol, speaks during...
JINDO, South Korea
Im, whose husband is a convicted crew member of sunken ferry Sewol, speaks with Reuters in Jindo
Im Young-ae, whose husband is one of the convicted crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol, speaks during an interview with Reuters at her home in Jindo November 18, 2014. Her husband is serving a 5-year jail term for negligence over the ferry's sinking. Im, like the loved ones of other surviving crew, is being treated as a pariah amid outrage in South Korea over the deaths of 304 people on the doomed boat, which sank while making a turn on a routine voyage to the holiday island of Jeju. Im's daughter, as well as her son, have quit their jobs in Seoul, unable to bear the anger directed at them. To match story SOUTHKOREA-FERRY/ Picture taken November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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November 26, 2014
Shoes and snacks are left at a makeshift memorial to mourn victims onboard the sunken ferry Sewol, at...
JINDO, South Korea
A makeshift memorial mourns victims onboard the sunken ferry Sewol, at a port in Jindo
Shoes and snacks are left at a makeshift memorial to mourn victims onboard the sunken ferry Sewol, at a port in Jindo November 18, 2014. Many loved ones of surviving crew members of the Sewol ferry disaster are being treated as a pariah amid outrage in South Korea over the deaths of 304 people on the doomed boat, which sank while making a turn on a routine voyage to the holiday island of Jeju. The surviving crew have been vilified since video footage showed they were among the first to be rescued as teenagers on a school trip waited in their cabins as instructed, drowning when the overloaded vessel sank before help arrived. In South Korea, a person's shame or honour is profoundly affected by family association. To match story SOUTHKOREA-FERRY/ Picture taken November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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October 27, 2014
Portraits of students who died in the mid-April Sewol ferry disaster, decorated by yellow ribbons dedicated...
Seoul, South Korea
Portraits of students who died in the mid-April Sewol ferry disaster, decorated by yellow ribbons dedicated...
Portraits of students who died in the mid-April Sewol ferry disaster, decorated by yellow ribbons dedicated to the victims, are pictured in central Seoul October 27, 2014. South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the death penalty for Lee Joon-seok, 68, the captain of the ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people dead or missing. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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June 10, 2014
The mother of a victim onboard sunken ferry Sewol cries as she speaks to the media in front of a building...
Gwangju, South Korea
Mother of a victim onboard sunken ferry Sewol cries as she speaks to the media in front of a building...
The mother of a victim onboard sunken ferry Sewol cries as she speaks to the media in front of a building in which crew members are detained, after attending a hearing at the local court in Gwangju June 10, 2014. Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, most of them children, went on trial on Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide, with the shout going up of "murderer" as the captain entered the court. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)
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May 02, 2014
A mourner cries next to yellow ribbons dedicated to missing and dead passengers of sunken passenger ship...
Ansan, South Korea
A mourner cries next to yellow ribbons dedicated to missing and dead passengers of sunken passenger ship...
A mourner cries next to yellow ribbons dedicated to missing and dead passengers of sunken passenger ship Sewol, after paying tribute at the official memorial altar in Ansan May 2, 2014. A culture of cosy personal ties that can blur the lines between businesses and those regulating them, of profit over safety, and soft courts is in focus as South Korea demands answers over the sinking of the ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives, mainly high school students. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 15, 2014
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Seoul, South Korea
A man looks at yellow ribbons dedicated to dead and missing passenger onboard sunken passenger ship Sewol...
A man looks at yellow ribbons dedicated to dead and missing passengers onboard sunken passenger ship Sewol at Seoul City Hall Plaza May 15, 2014. The captain and three senior crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 280 passengers, many of them school children, were indicted for homicide on Thursday, a senior prosecutor said. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TRANSPORT)
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May 02, 2014
A yellow ribbon dedicated to missing and dead passengers of sunken passenger ship Sewol is seen among...
Ansan, South Korea
A yellow ribbon dedicated to missing and dead passengers of sunken passenger ship Sewol is seen among...
A yellow ribbon dedicated to missing and dead passengers of sunken passenger ship Sewol is seen among messages written for the victims outside the official memorial altar in Ansan May 2, 2014. A culture of cosy personal ties that can blur the lines between businesses and those regulating them, of profit over safety, and soft courts is in focus as South Korea demands answers over the sinking of the ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives, mainly high school students. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER)
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April 29, 2014
A child stands as mourners wait in a line to pay tribute to victims of the sunken passenger ship Sewol,...
Ansan, South Korea
A child stands as mourners wait in a line to pay tribute to victims of the sunken passenger ship Sewol,...
A child stands as mourners wait in a line to pay tribute to victims of the sunken passenger ship Sewol, at the official memorial altar for the victims in Ansan April 29, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME)
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April 29, 2014
A portrait of a victim of sunken passenger ship Sewol, a student from Danwon High School, is displayed...
Ansan, South Korea
A portrait of a victim of sunken passenger ship Sewol is displayed on a screen as mourners pay tribute...
A portrait of a victim of sunken passenger ship Sewol, a student from Danwon High School, is displayed on a screen as mourners pay tribute at the official memorial altar for the victims in Ansan April 29, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The ferry sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 29, 2014
Funeral service employees carry portrait of victims of the sunken passenger ship Sewol, at the official...
Ansan, South Korea
Funeral service employees carry portrait of victims of the sunken passenger ship Sewol, at the official...
Funeral service employees carry portrait of victims of the sunken passenger ship Sewol, at the official memorial altar for the victims in Ansan April 29, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME)
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April 26, 2014
A mourner cries as she pays tribute, at a temporary memorial altar for victims of the capsized passenger...
Ansan, South Korea
Mourner cries as she pays tribute, at a temporary memorial altar for victims of the capsized passenger...
A mourner cries as she pays tribute, at a temporary memorial altar for victims of the capsized passenger ship Sewol, in Ansan April 26, 2014. The Sewol ferry sank on April 16 on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from one high school on a field trip, have died or are missing and presumed dead. REUTERS/Issei Kato (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 25, 2014
A family member of a missing passenger onboard the capsized Sewol ferry, cries at a port where many family...
JINDO, South Korea
Family member of a missing passenger onboard capsized Sewol ferry, cries at a port where many family...
A family member of a missing passenger onboard the capsized Sewol ferry, cries at a port where many family members are waiting for news from the search and rescue team, in Jindo April 25, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju.
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April 25, 2014
South Korean military soldiers carry the coffin of a passenger who was onboard the sunken passenger ship...
JINDO, South Korea
South Korean military soldiers carry the coffin of a passenger who was onboard the sunken passenger ship...
South Korean military soldiers carry the coffin of a passenger who was onboard the sunken passenger ship Sewol, into a military helicopter in the port city of Jindo, before being transported to Ansan April 25, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju.
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April 25, 2014
A South Korea navy officer gives a briefing about a rescue operation to the family members of missing...
JINDO, South Korea
A South Korea navy officer gives a briefing at a makeshift accommodation at a gymnasium in the port city...
A South Korea navy officer gives a briefing about a rescue operation to the family members of missing passengers onboard the sunken passenger ship Sewol, while showing an projection image of the ferry's structural layout, at a makeshift accommodation at a gymnasium in the port city of Jindo April 25, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju.
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April 25, 2014
A family member of a victim onboard the capsized Sewol ferry, prays for the missing and dead passengers,...
JINDO, South Korea
Family member of a victim onboard the capsized Sewol ferry, prays for the missing and dead passengers,...
A family member of a victim onboard the capsized Sewol ferry, prays for the missing and dead passengers, at a port where many family members wait for news from the search and rescue team, in Jindo April 25, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing and presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju.
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April 23, 2014
A woman pays tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar for victims of capsized passenger...
Ansan, South Korea
A woman pays tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar for victims of capsized passenger...
A woman pays tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar for victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol April 23, 2014. The confirmed death toll from the sunken South Korean ferry is rising faster as divers penetrate the dark, cold waters inside, feeling for children's bodies with their hands as they swim through a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks. The Sewol sank last Wednesday on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 24, 2014
A woman attends a candlelight vigil in Ansan, to commemorate the victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol...
Ansan, South Korea
A woman attends a candlelight vigil for capsized South Korean ferry in Ansan
A woman attends a candlelight vigil in Ansan, to commemorate the victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol and to wish for the safe return of missing passengers, April 24, 2014. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster. The confirmed death toll on Thursday was 171. The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Investigations are focused on human error and mechanical failure. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 23, 2014
A woman cries while praying during a candlelight vigil in Ansan, to commemorate the victims of capsized...
Ansan, South Korea
A woman cries while praying during a candlelight vigil for passengers of the capsized ferry Sewol in...
A woman cries while praying during a candlelight vigil in Ansan, to commemorate the victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol and to wish for the safe return of missing passengers, April 23, 2014. South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into the sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. The Sewol sank last Wednesday on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRANSPORT)
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April 22, 2014
Two policemen stand guard as a priest says prayers at the port in Jindo, where family members are waiting...
JINDO, South Korea
Two policemen stand guard as a priest says prayers at the port in Jindo, where family members are waiting...
Two policemen stand guard as a priest says prayers at the port in Jindo, where family members are waiting for bodies recovered from the capsized passenger ship Sewol April 22, 2014. The crew of the South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of people on board repeatedly asked officers on the bridge whether or not to give the order to abandon ship, but there was no response, a crew member has said. The Sewol ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the sub-tropical holiday island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME RELIGION)
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April 21, 2014
Family members of a missing passenger onboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, which capsized on Wednesday,...
JINDO, South Korea
Family members of a missing passenger onboard the South Korean ferry Sewol rest at a gymnasium in the...
Family members of a missing passenger onboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, which capsized on Wednesday, rest as they wait for news from rescue and salvage teams in a makeshift accommodation at a gymnasium in the port city of Jindo April 21, 2014. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of the captain and crew of a ferry that sank last week with hundreds feared dead were tantamount to murder, as authorities arrested four more officers of the vessel. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 22, 2014
Lighting flares are released over the sea off Jindo where the capsized passenger ship Sewol sank during...
JINDO, South Korea
Lighting flares are released over sea off Jindo where capsized passenger ship Sewol sank during night...
Lighting flares are released over the sea off Jindo where the capsized passenger ship Sewol sank during the night rescue operation in Jindo April 22, 2014. The Sewol ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional honeymoon island of Jeju. Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers on a high school outing. Only 174 people have been rescued and the remainder are all presumed to have drowned. REUTERS/Issei Kato (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 20, 2014
Rescue workers carry the bodies of passengers who were on the capsized Sewol passenger ship, which sank...
JINDO, South Korea
Rescue workers carry bodies of passengers who were on sunken Sewol passenger ship, at a port in Jindo...
Rescue workers carry the bodies of passengers who were on the capsized Sewol passenger ship, which sank in the sea off Jindo, at a port where family members of missing passengers have gathered, in Jindo April 20, 2014. South Korean prosecutors investigating the ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of the accident that may claim more than 300 lives. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME)
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April 20, 2014
A family member of a passenger missing after the South Korean ferry "Sewol" capsized is blocked by police...
JINDO, South Korea
Family member of a passenger missing after the South Korean ferry "Sewol" capsized is blocked by police...
A family member of a passenger missing after the South Korean ferry "Sewol" capsized is blocked by police during a protest in Jindo calling for a meeting with President Park Geun-hye and demanding the search and rescue operation be speeded up, April 20, 2014. South Korean divers retrieved three bodies from inside the sunken ferry overnight, officials said on Sunday, the first time they have been able to gain entry to the passenger section of the ship. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 19, 2014
A family member of a missing passenger who was on the ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo cries...
JINDO, South Korea
A family member of a missing passenger who was on Sewol cries at a port in Jindo
A family member of a missing passenger who was on the ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo cries while waiting for news from a rescue team, at a port in Jindo April 19, 2014. Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship's captain was arrested.
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April 17, 2014
An official on a Coast Guard's rescue ship points out a radar displaying the area where South Korean...
JINDO, South Korea
An official on a Coast Guard's rescue ship points out a radar displaying the area where South Korean...
An official on a Coast Guard's rescue ship points out a radar displaying the area where South Korean passenger ship "Sewol" sank, during their rescue operation at sea off Jindo April 17, 2014. South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after the ferry capsized in sight of land. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME)
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April 17, 2014
Family members of missing passengers who were on a South Korean ferry which capsized on Wednesday, wait...
JINDO, South Korea
Family members of missing passengers who were on a South Korean ferry which capsized on Wednesday, wait...
Family members of missing passengers who were on a South Korean ferry which capsized on Wednesday, wait for news of their family at a gym in Jindo April 17, 2014. Rescuers fought rising wind, strong waves and murky water on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenaged schoolchildren, missing after the Sewol ferry capsized more than 24 hours ago. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 16, 2014
The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued...
JINDO, South Korea
The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued...
The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued passengers gather in Jindo April 16, 2014. More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea, the coastguard said on Wednesday, with a three-fold increase in the number of passengers unaccounted for put down to a miscalculation by officials. The ferry Sewol was carrying 477 people, of whom 164 were confirmed rescued, coastguard officials said. Two people were confirmed dead after the ferry listed heavily onto its side and capsized in apparently calm conditions off South Korea's southwest coast. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 16, 2014
Family members of missing passengers who were on the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank in the sea...
JINDO, South Korea
Family members of missing passengers who were on the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank in the sea...
Family members of missing passengers who were on the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank in the sea off Jindo, board a ferry ship heading to the accident site, at a port where family members of missing passengers have gathered, in Jindo April 17, 2014. South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land. REUTERS/Issei Kato (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME)
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April 16, 2014
South Korean ferry "Sewol" (L) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released...
JINDO, South Korea
South Korean ferry "Sewol" is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo
South Korean ferry "Sewol" (L) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search, April 16, 2014. Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 16, 2014
Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank at...
JINDO, South Korea
Maritime police search for missing passengers near capsized South Korean ferry "Sewol" at the sea off...
Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry "Sewol" which sank at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014. Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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