Talbot Pledges Money from Seoul Concert to Ferry Disaster

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Celebrities from around the world are making donations to help the survivors, bereaved relatives and ongoing search effort after a ferry capsized off the southwest coast last week.

British singing prodigy Connie Talbot said she plans to donate all of the proceeds from her concert in Seoul this Sunday to help out.

"I'm leaving for Korea tomorrow such a sad time to visit. Profits from the concerts will be given towards the ferry accident," she tweeted on Saturday.

Actor Song Seung-hun's management agency said on Saturday that he will donate W100 million to the bereaved families and efforts to find the missing passengers (US$1=W1,039). On the day of the disaster, Song posted on his Twitter account that he was praying for their safe return.

On Saturday night, actor On Joo-wan also donated W10 million to the Salvation Army to help rescue efforts associated with the disaster.

Around 240 people were still missing and over 60 confirmed dead as of Monday morning, five days after the Sewol began to go under.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 21, 2014 09:40 KST