April 17, 2018 09:31
A government-sponsored ceremony was held at a memorial altar in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province to honor the victims of the 2014 ferry disaster on the tragedy's fourth anniversary.
Ansan is home to Danwon High School, which lost over 250 of its students and teachers, who were on a school trip when the ferry sank. The tragedy claimed a total of 304 lives.
The service was attended by around 5,000 people, including Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and political party leaders.
Many wept openly at the ceremony, especially the families of the victims, who for years could find neither peace nor closure as the search for bodies dragged on.
The site of the ceremony will be transformed into a memorial park for the victims.
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