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Businesses raided in widening Korea ferry probe

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday raided businesses affiliated with the operator of a capsized ferry as part of a widening investigation into a disaster that left more than 300 people missing or dead.

The raids focused on 10 affiliates and firms related to the Incheon-based Chonghaejin Marine Company which owned the 6,825-tonne Sewol that was carrying 476 people when it sank a week ago off the southwest coast.

The operation was part of a probe into "overall corruption in management", Kim Hoe-Jong, a prosecutor on the case, told AFP.//AFP






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