Crew of S Korean ferry go on trial on various charges

[GWANGJU, South Korea] Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, mostly children, went on trial yesterday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide.

Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, and three senior crew were charged with homicide, facing a maximum sentence of death. Two were charged with fleeing and abandoning ship that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Nine were charged with negligence, which can also carry jail terms.

But family members appeared...

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