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South Korea ferry captain gets 36 years in prison; says didn’t know his action would lead to so many deaths

The widely vilified Lee could have received a death sentence for the homicide charges.

Fugitive’s wife arrested over S Korean ferry disaster

Kwon Yun-Ja, 72, was arrested at a flat in the southern suburbs of Seoul following a successful ambush, Yonhap news agency said.

S. Korea police raid church in ferry owner search

Authorities believe the businessman, Yoo Byung-eun, owns the ship and that his alleged corruption may have contributed to the sinking.

South Korean ferry crew face hostile crowd, judges

As the crew members stood with bowed heads, families of the victims struggled to contain their fury.

S Korea premier demands seizure of ferry family head’s fortune

Prosecutors asked for a court-issued arrest warrant after billionaire businessman Yoo Byung-Eun failed to heed an official summons.

Will complete ferry search by Saturday: S Korean PM

15 crew members involved in the ferry’s navigation have been arrested, accused of negligence and failing to protect passengers.

Nets reinforced around South Korean ferry to stop body drift

South Korean recovery workers strengthened a ring of netting around a sunken ferry to try to prevent corpses drifting away.

S. Korean President visits families of ferry victims

S. Korean President Park Geun met families of ferry victims for the second time as divers recovered two more bodies

South Korea ferry disaster: Recovery of bodies from ferry suspended

The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas.

South Korea ferry disaster: Death toll reaches 212

Divers have recovered 212 bodies from the wreckage, but 90 passengers are still missing.

South Korea ferry disaster: S Korean president apologises over ferry sinking

The apology came as divers on Tuesday fought strong currents in their search for more than 100 missing passengers.

South Korea ferry disaster: All 15 crew that navigated ferry held

Prosecutor Yang Jung-jin of the joint investigation team says two helmsmen and two members of the steering crew were detained Saturday.

South Korea ferry disaster: Death count crosses 100

Officials said on Tuesday that confirmed fatalities had reached 104, with nearly 200 people still missing.

S Korean president calls actions of sunken ferry’s captain, crew ‘unforgivable, murderous’

The S Korean President said that “legally and ethically, this is an unimaginable act.”

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

At least 23 of the dead are students, according to coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in. Divers have yet to find any survivors in the ship.