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South Korean ferry captain says evacuation delayed for safety

by AFP
Lee Joon-Seok (C), captain of the South Korean ferry capsized at sea off Jindo, walks out of a court after an investigation in Mokpo on April 19, 2014. Investigators on April 19 arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside. Photo - AFP
The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board said on Saturday he had delayed evacuating the ship because of the sea conditions and the absence of rescue ships
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