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South Korea PM offers his resignation

  • South Korean prime minister Chung Hong-won offered up his resignation after the public's anger on the way the ferry disaster is being handled.  

    "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," he said. 

    The AP notes that the move is symbolic and a spokesman suggested that President Park Geun-hye will accept the resignation.

    The accident left 300 still missing or dead. "I just want to find my son's corpse," the father of a victim said. "I want to see him one last time and hold a funeral for him."

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