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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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Prosecutors indict four crew members of sunken ferry

South Korean prosecutors indicted four crew members of a ferry that capsized in April killing more than 280 passengers for manslaughter, a senior prosecutor said today.

The death toll from the sunken South Korea ferry has risen to 259. Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The prosecution also indicted all 11 other surviving crew members of the Sewol for negligence.

The crew has been under criminal investigations after they were believed to have escaped the sinking vessel before many of the passengers.

More: Death toll from sunken South Korea ferry rises to 259

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