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South Korea ferry 'sank due to negligence and corruption'

An interim South Korea government report says the 16 April sinking of the Sewol ferry was partly due to government negligence and corruption.

It cited lax regulation, poor safety inspections and a slow and badly-coordinated coast guard response as factors that led to the disaster.

Eleven officials have been referred to prosecutors on corruption charges and dozens more face possible legal action.

Lucy Williamson reports from the court in the South Korean city of Gwangju.

  • 08 Jul 2014
  • From the section Asia
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