Park to Apologize for Ferry Disaster Mishandling

President Park Geun-hye called an emergency meeting with presidential secretaries on Sunday morning to discuss the aftermath of the Sewol ferry disaster.

Presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook on Sunday afternoon said Park will address the nation to apologize for the mishandling of the recue operation this week or early next week.

This Thursday marks one month since the ferry sank, killing hundreds of passengers, most of them teenagers from a high school in Ansan.

Min said Sunday's meeting included "intensive discussions" of a complete overhaul of the national disaster and safety system.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 12, 2014 12:17 KST