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S Korea ferry boss admits 'grave sin'

17 April 2014 Last updated at 17:25 BST

The president of the company that operated the South Korean ferry that sank with 475 people on board has said executives have committed a "grave sin".

Kim Han-sik had to be supported by two men as he made an apology to the victims and their families of the disaster.

Officials say 179 people have been rescued with emergency services still still searching for about 280 people still missing. Eighteen people have been confirmed dead.

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