Thousands Flock to Memorial Altar for Ferry Victims

National football team manager Hong Myung-bo (right) and coach Kim Tae-hyung on Thursday leave an altar in Ansan, Gyeoggi Province after paying tribute to the victims of the ferry disaster last week. /Newsis National football team manager Hong Myung-bo (right) and coach Kim Tae-hyung on Thursday leave an altar in Ansan, Gyeoggi Province after paying tribute to the victims of the ferry disaster last week. /Newsis

People are flocking to a temporary altar for the victims of last week's ferry disaster set up in Ansan, Gyeonggi province, where most of them came from.

People from all walks of life from children to pensioners from all corners of the country visited the memorial to pay tribute, with the number totaling around 40,000 on Wednesday and Thursday.

They included celebrities like national football team manager Hong Myung-bo.

The busiest time was during the lunch hour. At one point, over 500 people were waiting patiently in line, and it took an hour until they got their turn to walk up to the memorial.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 25, 2014 13:28 KST