This screen grab taken from a video released by Korea Coast Guard on April 28, 2014 shows the sunken South Korean ferry "Sewol" captain Lee Joon-Seok (L), wearing a sweater and underpants, being rescued from the tilting vessel
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South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank killing 281 people has been charged with manslaughter.

Lee Joon-seok, 68, is accused of leaving the ship while telling passengers to stay put, according to the Yonhap news agency.

He was among the first to be rescued by coast guards at the scene.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 15 May 2014
  • From the section Asia
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