Four found guilty at Tonga ferry disaster trial


A court in Tonga has convicted four men of manslaughter in connection with the sinking of a ferry in bad weather in 2009, killing 74 people, reports say.

The ferry’s captain and first mate, the shipping company’s managing director, and a civil servant, were found guilty of the manslaughter by negligence of Vae Fetu’u Taufa, a 21-year-old mother.

via BBC News – Four found guilty at Tonga ferry disaster trial.