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South Korea Indicts Four Crew Members of Ferry for Manslaughter

15 May 2014

South Korean prosecutors indicted on Thursday four crew members of a ferry that capsized in April killing more than 280 passengers for manslaughter, a senior prosecutor said. The prosecution also indicted all 11 other surviving crew members of the Sewol for negligence. The crew has been under criminal investigations after they were believed to have escaped the sinking vessel before many of the passengers. Hundreds of children and teachers died when the ferry capsized and sank about 20 km off the southwest coast on a routine journey from Incheon on the mainland to the southern holiday island of Jeju.—Reuters