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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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S Korea ferry investigators raid shipping watchdog

South Korean investigators have raided the shipping safety watchdog as part of their growing probe into the sinking of the Sewol ferry.

Relatives of passengers of the Sewol ferry look out to sea Credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato

"The objective was to investigate malpractices and corruption in the entire shipping industry," said Song In-taek, head deputy chief prosecutor at Incheon District Prosecution Service.

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