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The head of government of South Korea resigned amid criticism of the government because of the crash of the ferry "Sevol"
Today, April 27, South Korean Prime Minister Jong Hong Won announced his resignation amid criticism from the government over the Sewol ferry crash. Reported by Reuters.
In his short statement, the prime minister expressed the opinion that if he continues to hold office, this will be “too much of a burden” for the government.
“On behalf of the government, I apologize for the problems that have been created, from preventive measures to inability to deal with the situation early on,” said Jung Hong Won. He expressed the hope that in the future these mistakes will be taken into account and the country will not see similar disasters in the future.
Recall that the South Korean ferry "Sevol", which followed the route Incheon - Jeju, sank in the morning on April 16 near the south-west coast of the Korean Peninsula in Chindo county. There were 476 people on board, including passengers and crew members. Most of those on board were high school students from the city of Ansan (Tanvon School). According to preliminary data, the cause of the crash was too sharp a maneuver of the vessel, which led to a roll, the ship turned over and sank. The death toll is currently 187 people.