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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, left, arrives on Oct. 27, 2014, at Gwangju District Court in Gwangju, South Korea.(Credit: AP / Park Chul-hong)

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South Korean ferry disaster leaves more than 300 dead

More than 300 people were killed after a ferry sunk in waters off the southern coast of South Korea on April 16, 2014. Most of the dead were high school students. The ferry's captain, Lee Joon-seok, was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank.

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