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Chief exec jailed over South Korea ferry deaths

The head of the operator of the South Korean Sewol ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

The Gwangju district convicted Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine, of criminal negligence.

Investigators found the ferry had been overloaded with cargo which contributed to its sinking.

The BBC's Stephen Evans reports from South Korea.

  • 20 Nov 2014
  • From the section Asia
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