Captain Lee Jun-Seok being escorted into court in Mokpo
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South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain Lee Joon-seok arrested

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week has been arrested.

Lee Joon-seok, 69, faces charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, prosecutors and coastguard officials said.

Rescue teams have recovered more bodies from the ferry - but found no signs of life.

The BBC's Lucy Williamson reports from the island of Jindo.

  • 19 Apr 2014
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