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Ferry homicide charges filed

Captain, 3 on crew accused of failing to protect passengers

Posted: May 16, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

College students have their heads shaved during a rally to call for thorough investigations into the sunken ferry Sewol in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Prosecutors indicted the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges Thursday, alleging that they failed to carry out their duties to protect passengers in need. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

SEOUL, South Korea -- Prosecutors indicted the captain of a sunken South Korean ferry and three crew members on homicide charges Thursday, accusing them of negligence and failing to protect more than 300 people missing or dead in the disaster. Less serious indictments were issued against the 11 other crew members responsible for navigating the vessel.

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