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Jail sentence for South Korea ferry captain

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 00:23

A South Korean court sentences the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300, to jail on negligence charges. Rough cut, no reporter narration.

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ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION EDIT CONTAINS SOME BLURRED FOOTAGE AS NOTIFIED BY COURT A South Korean court on Tuesday found the captain of a ferry that capsized in April killing more than 300 passengers guilty of negligence and sentenced him to 36 years in jail, but acquitted him of the homicide charge for which prosecutors had sought the death penalty. The ship's chief engineer was found guilty of homicide for not aiding two injured fellow crew members and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. The overloaded ferry Sewol had capsized while making a turn on a routine voyage to the holiday island of Jeju. The court found all the remaining 13 surviving crew members guilty of various charges, including negligence, and handed down prison terms ranging from five to 20 years. Anger and grief gripped the nation after its worst maritime disaster in decades, and President Park Geun-hye's government was heavily criticized for what was seen as a botched rescue operation.

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Jail sentence for South Korea ferry captain

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 00:23