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Parents of students lost on South Korea ferry press for investigation
Parents of students lost on South Korea ferry press for investigation

Lee Su-ha has been camped on the steps of South Korea’s parliament for more than a week. He has stopped eating and dropped 18 pounds. His hunger strike will continue, he says, until legislators authorize a special committee to investigate the reasons his 16-year-old son perished. “We just want to know why our kids died,” said Lee, father to one of the hundreds of students killed in the sinking of the Sewol ferry in April. “All we want is for the truth to be verified, to know what really happened so this type of accident can be prevented in the future.” Lee and more than a dozen other parents of youths lost on the Sewol are pressing for passage of legislation...

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