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Park formally apologises over ferry disaster

President to break up coast guard because it failed in rescue mission

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Under fire: Ms Park's formal apology and the blueprint for bureaucratic reform have been criticised for coming too late, while her decision to break up the coast guard has also been questioned. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[SEOUL] South Korean President Park Geun-hye formally apologised yesterday for a ferry disaster last month that killed about 300 passengers, mostly school children, and said she would break up the coast guard because it had failed in its rescue mission. Ms Park has been hit hard by an angry