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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.

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More bodies recovered in Sewol passenger search

The search continues for 163 missing ferry passengers. Credit: Reuters

The death toll has reached 139 in the continuing search for missing passengers from the capsized Sewol ferry in South Korea.

The Sewol ferry sank last Wednesday on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the sub-tropical holiday island of Jeju.

Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers on a high school outing.

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