South Korean President Apologizes for Ferry Disaster

South Korean President Apologizes for Ferry Disaster

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 South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologized for the ferry disaster that left about 300 people confirmed dead or missing.

In a statement to the cabinet shown on national television, Park said the government failed in preventing the event, then it botched the emergency response, RT reported.

“I don’t know how to apologize for the failure to prevent this accident, and for the insufficient first response,” Park said.

“I am sorry to the people and heavy-hearted that many precious lives were lost.”

The Sewol ferry, carrying 476 people, sank off the South Korean coast on April 16. Only 174 people were rescued. The bodies of 187 people have been retrieved as the search for those unaccounted for continues.

Source: FARS