Death of South Korea ferry boss confirmed

South Korean police has said that a body found last month in the south of the country belonged to a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.

View all 107 updates ›

Four crew members 'also accused of abandonment'

Two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer have been detained on allegations they failed to protect passengers, according to the Associated Press news agency.

The four crew members are also reportedly accused of abandoning the ship.

AP says prosecutors are considering whether to apply for a formal arrest warrant to allow for a longer period of investigation.

The ferry's captain and two other crew members have already been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

More top news