'Safety failures found' on Sewol sister ship

Life rafts and escape chutes on a sister ship to the sunken Sewol ferry have been found to not work properly, the Reuters news agency has reported investigators as saying.

More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from the Danwon High School near Seoul, are dead or missing presumed dead after the April 16 disaster.

The confirmed death toll currently stands at 181.

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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.