Bodies from ferry arrive at hospital in AnsanUpdated: 2014-04-22 20:56:03 (KST)
The bodies that have been recovered from the Sewol-ho ferry are transferred either to hospitals or funeral halls.
More are being released to their families today.
Our Shin Se-min is out at one of the hospitals in Ansan, near the capital Seoul, that is receiving the bodies.
Se-min, what's the latest?
Yes, 11 victims have been released today, as of this afternoon, and five of those were students from this location, Korea University Ansan Hospital.
One after another, more victims come and go.
And just an hour ago, another victim arrived -- the body of a Danwon High School student with the surname Oh, but not much else has been released about the identity of the student.
And that brings the total number of victims lying here, to seven.
As more victims arrive, so have the waves of mourners coming to visit the funeral hall to pay their respects.
On Wednesday, 25 more bodies are expected to be released from eight different funeral halls in Ansan.
In a briefing held by the hospital hours ago, officials here said that they are reviewing the possibility of releasing survivors who have been receiving treatment at the hospital, depending on their condition.
This comes as the hospital has been saying that most of the patients' physical and mental conditions had improved since they were first brought to the hospital.
Earlier today, parents of the Danwon students made an appeal at the Ansan Office of Education, urging for swift rescue operations, while also criticizing the media for its indiscriminate reports on this tragic accident.
They also asked for all of society to help them get through this very difficult time.
Se-min, we hear that memorial altars are being set up in the city of Ansan, so people can pay their last respects to those who have passed?
A temporary altar for Danwon High School students and teachers is expected to be ready for mourners Wednesday morning at around nine o'clock.
The memorial altar is still in the process of being set up at the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall, about 10 minutes away from here.
Friends and relatives will be able to pay tribute to those who have passed.
As the families of the victims wish to hold the memorial altar for all of those who have passed, the city of Ansan said Tuesday that they have decided to build a memorial altar at the Hwarang recreation park, for all of those who have lost their lives.
Not only here in Ansan, but also in the city of Incheon, from where the Sewol-ho ferry left port.
ANOTHER group memorial altar will be set up at the International St. Mary's Hospital, where seven other recovered bodies are being held.
That's all for now.
This has been Shin Se-min reporting live from Korea University Ansan Hospital.
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