South Korean President Park Geun-Hye weeps during an address to the nation about the sunken ferry Sewol
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South Korea ferry: Tearful president disbands coastguard

South Korea plans to break up its coastguard in the wake of the ferry disaster in which more than 300 people died, says President Park Geun-hye.

In a televised address, a tearful Ms Park said the "final responsibility" for the tragedy, lay with her.

She added that in its current form, the coastguard would be unable to prevent another large-scale disaster.

  • 19 May
  • From the section Asia
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