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Acts ‘like murder,’ S. Korean leader says of ferry crew

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5:13 a.m.

A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol watches the official list of the dead victims at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken South Korean ferry in the water off the southern coast Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

MOKPO, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday castigated the captain and some crew members of a sunken ferry, saying their actions in abandoning a vessel with hundreds of passengers still aboard were “tantamount to murder.”

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