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Arrest Warrant Sought for Ferry Captain04/18 06:49

   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an 
arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days 
ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.

   Prosecutors said Friday that they have also requested arrest warrants for 
two other crewmembers.

   The investigation into the ferry disaster has focused on the sharp turn it 
took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by 
the captain could have saved lives. Investigators are also determining whether 
the captain abandoned the ship.

   Rescuers are struggling to find about 270 people still missing and feared 
dead.

   At least 28 bodies have been recovered. Officials said there were 179 
survivors and about 270 people remain missing, many of them high school 
students.


(KA)


 
 
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