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Captain and 3 officers of sunken ferry charged with murder

SOUTH KOREA (NEWSCHNANEL 3) - It's a step towards justice in the South Korea sunken ferry disaster.

The captain and three officers aboard the boat have been charged with murder.

The trio could face the death penalty if convicted of the charges.

The remaining 11 crew members have been indicted on charges of abandonment and violating the ship safety act.

The investigation is still active as to what happened on board and why hundreds of passengers were unable to escape.

There's no word yet on when the case will actually go to trial.