Daughter of Korea ferry tycoon nabbed in France


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The daughter of a fugitive Korean tycoon accused of being responsible for last month’s ferry disaster was detained in custody in France on May 28, pending extradition proceedings. Yoo Som-Na is the daughter of Yoo Byung-Eun, the head of the family which controls Chonghaejin Marine Co., the company which owned and operated the Sewol ferry that capsized and sunk on April 16 and claimed around 300 lives. A judge had decided against releasing her on bail following her arrest under an international arrest warrant. Korean authorities want to talk to her in connection with their investigation into the ferry sinking.

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