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South Korea ferry captain arrested

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Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside. 

Coast Guard and Navy divers search for the missing passengers from a capsized ferry at sea, some 20 kilometres off the South Korean island of Byungpoong, on April 17, 2014

Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew were taken into police custody in the early hours of the morning, charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of maritime law.

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