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Live updates from Jindo auditorium

Updated: 2014-04-21 06:08:17 (KST)
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The parents of the missing are now into the sixth day of waiting for any news of their sons and daughters who were on-board the ill-fated ferry.
They are growing increasingly angry as details continue to emerge about the sinking and the failing rescue operation.
The families have been huddled in a gymnasium near the accident site in Jindo where our Hwang Ji-hye joins us live.
Ji-hye.

It's relatively calm here, but the atmosphere is getting very tense as divers are pulling out bodies this morning.
While the families are trying to stay calm, some are yelling, and cries of grief are heard as they check a television screen showing a list of descriptions of what the newly discovered bodies look like so the families can identify their missing ones.
It's extremely heartbreaking.
And with no news updates of survivors, hopes are dimming for many families here.
Many of them have been staying here since last Wednesday.
They look very very exhausted -- many barely able to eat or sleep.
Rumors are also spreading among the families here about how rescue operations are going, how the bodies are being handled and more.
It seems like there's no trust on the authorities.

I had a chance to talk with one of the volunteer workers here and he said as much that trust is in short supply.


Jeong Jae-woo came here three days ago to offer a helping hand for families waiting for their missing loved ones here at the Jindo auditorium.
He says distrust is mounting here.


"The government is not giving out exact answers to what the families here have asked for so their anger seems to be running to an extreme. The families don't even trust each other and there was a fight among them."



I also had a chance to talk with the families waiting for the missing and they could barely speak.
As I started the conservation they got all teary.
They were unable to speak.
Mark?


Reporter : emilyfwang@arirang.co.kr

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fatboyme (USA) 2014-04-21    

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