Ferry Disaster: South korea PM Resigns
South Korea’s Prime Minister has resigned over the government’s handling of the ferry disaster that has left more than 300 people dead or missing.
Chung Hong-won said: “As I saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, I thought I should take all responsibility as prime minister.
“There have been so many varieties of irregularities that have continued in every corner of our society and practices that have gone wrong.
“I hope these deep-rooted evils get corrected this time and this kind of accident never happens again.”
A total of 115 passengers remain missing after the Sewol ferry sank on a trip from the port on Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju on April 16.
The death toll stands at 187. The resignation has to be accepted by President Park Geun-hye.