S. Korea ends ferry wreckage searches

November 11, 2014 3:15 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday ended underwater searches for nine bodies still missing from April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in one of the country's deadliest disasters in decades.

The announcement came hours before a South Korean court issues verdicts on the ship's crew members charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster. Prosecutors have demanded a death penalty for the ship's captain and life sentences for three other crew members.

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