Ferry crew's actions 'like murder': Park

South Korean president also calls for thorough probe of tragedy

[SEOUL] South Korean President Park Geun Hye said the actions of the crew on a ferry that sank last week were "like murder" and called for a thorough investigation of the incident that left more than 300 dead or missing.

"The actions of the captain and some crew members just cannot be understood with common sense, they are like murder and should not be tolerated," Ms Park told her senior secretaries yesterday, according to a report of the meeting issued by the presidential office. "Lumps of shock and rage are developing in the hearts of not only me but also of the people."

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