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Prosecutors lay out case against crew in South Korea ferry sinking
Prosecutors lay out case against crew in South Korea ferry sinking

The trial of the captain and crew of the Sewol ferry continued Tuesday, with prosecutors saying they will show how passengers were not properly evacuated from the vessel as it began to sink, a tragedy that resulted in the loss of about 300 lives in South Korea in April. The captain and three senior crew members face negligent homicide charges, which could carry a possible death sentence. Other crew members are accused of the lesser charge of negligent manslaughter. Prosecutors laid out their case at Tuesday's hearing, saying they will introduce a video demonstrating how a captain and crew are meant to safely evacuate a ship in distress. The video is intended to contrast with the...

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