The captain of the South Korean ferry which capsized three days ago has been arrested, local media has said. Rescue teams are searching for at least 268 missing passengers, while 28 people have been confirmed dead.
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A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry disaster has said the captain was not at the helm at the time of the accident. The report will fuel growing anger among relatives as the death toll rises further.