Ferry Operator Gets 10 Years in Jail for ‘Sewol’ Disaster

November 20, 2014 8:12 AM

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A South Korean court has given a ten-year jail sentence to the head of the company that operated the ferry that capsized in April, killing over 300 people.

Chonghaejin Marine CEO Kim Han-sik was found guilty Thursday of negligence for allowing the Sewol ferry to be overloaded with improperly stored cargo.

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