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South Korean Ferry Disaster: Video Shows Captain Being Rescued (VIDEO)

28/04/2014 17:00 BST | Updated 28/04/2014 18:59 BST

Footage has emerged that shows the moment the disgraced captain escaped from the South Korean ferry that sank with the loss of at least 187 lives.

Video clips released by the coast guard show Lee Joon-Seok, wearing just a sweater and dark blue underpants jumping onto a rescue boat from the sinking Sewol ferry on 16 April.

Joon-Seok was arrested soon after the disaster and expressed his "deep shame" over his action in the incident in which 100 people remain unaccounted for.

The 69-year-old captain, who was arrested with two crew members two days after the sinking, faces charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law.

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Lee Joon-Seok (centre) leaving court on 19 April

In an emotional televised address on 19 April, with his head lowered from the cameras, Joon-Seok said he had delayed the order to abandon the doomed ferry because he thought the sea was too cold and that the passengers, mostly school children, would "drift away"

On Sunday, the prime minister of South Korea offered his resignation over the disaster, saying "the cries of those still missing keep me up at night".

Chung Hong-hun said he was resigning over the failure to prevent the accident and his government's handling of the sinking.