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South Korean president says ferry captain's actions "akin to murder"

Seoul, Apr 21 (EFE).- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday compared the actions of the captain of the ferry that sank last week, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing, to murder. "The conduct of the captain and some members of the crew is incomprehensible from the standpoint of common sense" and "akin to a form of murder that cannot be tolerated," the president said during a meeting with high-level officials. Park spoke following the release of radio transcripts that revealed chaos and crew errors in handling the sinking of the ferry.

South Korean president says ferry captain's actions "akin to murder"

Seoul, Apr 21 (EFE).- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday compared the actions of the captain of the ferry that sank last week, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing, to murder. "The conduct of the captain and some members of the crew is incomprehensible from the standpoint of common sense" and "akin to a form of murder that cannot be tolerated," the president said during a meeting with high-level officials. Park spoke following the release of radio transcripts that revealed chaos and crew errors in handling the sinking of the ferry.

S. Korea president says ferry captain's action 'tantamount to murder'

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday that the behaviour of the captain and crew of the ferry that capsized five days ago with 476 people on board was unacceptable and "tantamount to murder". "The actions of the captain and some crew members were utterly incomprehensible, unacceptable and tantamount to murder," the presidential Blue House quoted Park as saying in a meeting with senior aides. jhw-gh/lm

Park likens captain's deserting ferry to 'murder'

SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye strongly criticized the captain and some of his crew members of the ferry Sewol on Monday for leaving hundreds of passengers behind and deserting the sinking ship, saying what they did amounted to an act of "murder."

Captain of sunken ferry, two other crewmembers arrested

MOKPO, South Korea, April 19 (Yonhap) -- The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week was put behind bars early Saturday as a local court issued arrest warrants for him and two other crewmembers. The 68-year-old captain, whose surname is Lee, faces five counts of charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The Mokpo court cited the possibility that they may flee or destroy evidence.

Captain of sunken ferry, two other crewmembers arrested

MOKPO, South Korea, April 19 (Yonhap) -- The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week was put behind bars early Saturday as a local court issued arrest warrants for him and two other crewmembers. The 68-year-old captain, whose surname is Lee, faces five counts of charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The Mokpo court cited the possibility that they may flee or destroy evidence.

Captain gave wheel to third mate before ferry sank: investigators

MOKPO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- The captain of the ill-fated ferry Sewol gave the wheel to a third mate before the vessel began sinking off South Korea's southwestern coast, investigators said Friday. Prosecutors and the police have been conducting an investigation into the exact circumstances that led the 6,825-ton ferry to capsize and sink off the southwestern island of Jindo on Wednesday morning.

Captain gave wheel to third mate before ferry sank: investigators

MOKPO, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Investigators said Friday they have concluded that the captain of the ill-fated ferry Sewol gave the wheel to a third mate before the vessel began sinking off South Korea's southwestern coast. Prosecutors and the police have been conducting an investigation into the exact circumstances that led the 6,825-ton ferry to capsize and sink off the southwestern island of Jindo on Wednesday morning.

Football: Former FA chief denies Campbell racism claim

Former Football Association executive director David Davies said Sol Campbell was "wrong" in thinking he would have been England captain for more than 10 years had he been white. Campbell, one of the leading black footballers of his generation, won 73 caps, including three as captain, said the governing FA and the majority of fans did not want a black player heading the England team.

Football: Former FA chief denies Campbell racism claim

Former Football Association executive director David Davies said Sol Campbell was "wrong" in thinking he would have been England captain for more than 10 years had he been white. Campbell, one of the leading black footballers of his generation, won 73 caps, including three as captain, said the governing FA and the majority of fans did not want a black player heading the England team.
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