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"I Am Sorry": Ferry Captain Speaks as He's Led off to Jail

The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank, leaving hundreds missing, apologized Saturday as he was taken to jail in handcuffs, NBC News reported. Lee Joon-seok, who has been charged with abandoning ship, defended his delay in ordering an evacuation. He said he feared passengers would drown in the water if they left the capsized ship because rescue boats had not yet made it to the area. Divers searching the ferry on Saturday spotted three bodies inside it, officials said. A senior prosecutor told reporters that one of the officers who was steering the ship was navigating the area's waters for the first time. Dozens of people have been confirmed killed in the maritime disaster, most of them teenage students. Read »
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