Captain of doomed South Korean ferry apologizes for failure to rescue

October 8, 2014 4:44 AM

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Captain of doomed South Korean ferry apologizes for failure to rescue

SEOUL (Reuters) - The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April killing about 300 people, most of them school children, apologized in court on Wednesday for his failure to rescue passengers in the country's worst maritime disaster for decades.

"I have committed a grave crime. I am sorry," Lee Joon-seok, the 68-year-old captain, was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency.

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