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South Korean Ferry Disaster (2014)

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  • Crew of doomed South Korea ferry drank beer while awaiting rescue: media

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one of them told a court, in an admission likely to fuel anger at their conduct during the final moments of the mishap.
  • Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral

    Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral
    Family and church members mourned at a private funeral on Saturday a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in April killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery. Yoo Byung-un, 73, was found dead in a plum...

    Captain of doomed South Korea ferry says lack of checks was customary: Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The captain of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea's worst maritime accident in decades told a court on Friday he was just following established practice in not making safety checks before the vessel set off, Yonhap news agency...

    South Korea parties back, families oppose, ferry disaster probe

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean ruling and opposition party leaders agreed on Tuesday on legislation to investigate April's Sewol ferry disaster more deeply, but a spokesman for families of the victims said they would oppose the bill. The Sewol,...

    Pope Francis focuses on charity during ceremony in South Korea

    Pope Francis focuses on charity during ceremony in South Korea
    In the midst of a five-day visit to South Korea, Pope Francis continued to draw enthusiastic crowds Saturday, speaking on one of his favorite topics — charity — and also making an implicit statement on the hot-button issue of abortion....