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Portraits of 89 students, teachers displayed in Ansan memorial hall

Updated: 2014-04-25 20:34:37 KST
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The group memorial altar in Ansan was busy all night long and is filled up again on this Friday with visitors from all walks of life lining up to lay flowers in front of the portraits of the young people who so tragically lost their lives in this terrible disaster.
We connect live with our Kim Ji-yeon who is outside the memorial hall.
Ji-yeon?


Hello
Inside the hall behind me, portraits of 89 high school students and teachers are displayed.
Around 63-thousand people have paid their respects here in Ansan.
I talked to some of them earlier today.


"I hope they are resting in a warm place. My nephew is still in the ferry. I sincerely hope they rescue him soon."


"Because a lot of people have come here, I think they're going to cross over to the other side with a smile on their face."


Ji-yeon for those who didn't have a chance to visit the memorial yet, when can they go?

For those planning a visit, you can head over here to Ansan, any time.
The memorial is open 24-hours a day, and will be open throughout the weekend.
Another group memorial altar is in the southwestern city of Mokpo, closer to the accident site.
And the memorial is not just limited to Korea.
Overseas in Australia, a memorial altar will be set up starting Monday, until May 2nd at the Western Park from 10 AM to 5 PM local time.
Also, for those who may be too far away and can't make it out to any of these sites but want to say your last good-byes
You can visit an on-line altar for the deceased high school students and teachers.
More than 1-hundred 7-thousand people have already sent their condolences there.
I'm Kim Ji-yeon, reporting live from the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall.


Reporter : jiyeonkim@arirang.co.kr

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duysayshey (Australia) 2014-04-28    

Where is the memorial in Australia? I can't find any news on it.

xkatelyn (USA) 2014-04-26    

The website for the online alter is : http://media.daum.net/sewolferry/memorial

velocityrose (USA) 2014-04-26    

What is the name of the website, the online altar?