It's been a devastating and torturous week for the families of the missing with nothing to do but wait for any news of their sons and daughters who were on-board the ill-fated ferry.
The families have been staying at a gymnasium near the accident site in Jindo where our Hwang Ji-hye joins us live.
Ji-hye from what I can tell from here it looks like the number of people gathered in the auditorium has decreased significantly?
You're, right. There are now noticeably fewer families here at the Jindo gymnasium as more bodies are being discovered and identified.
The families are leaving to tend to their lost loved ones at Paengmok-hang Harbor and to the hospital, while the others left here are going back and forth from the gymnasium to the harbor about two times a day.
As soon as the families confirm that the recovered bodies are their children, they rush out of the gymnasium looking very shaky and horrified.
A representative of the families just said that the families will be able to use helicopters to move the bodies from Paengmok-hang Harbor to hospitals.
The families are near exhuastion both physically and mentally after wating their loved ones for more than a week.
The atmosphere is very heavy here, with many of the families just helplessly looking at a television screen showing a list of descriptions of the newly discovered bodies.
This has been Hwang Ji-hye reporting live from Jindo gymnasium.
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