S. Korea Parliament OKs Disbanding of Coast Guard

November 7, 2014 10:13 AM

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S. Korea Parliament OKs Disbanding of Coast Guard

South Korea's National Assembly on Friday approved plans to disband the coast guard in the wake of criticism over its failure to rescue hundreds of passengers during the sinking of a ferry in April.

Authorities say swifter, more aggressive action could have saved more lives. The sinking, one of the country's deadliest disasters in decades, killed more than 300 people, mostly teenagers travelling to a resort island for a school trip.

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