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Day 10: Family of missing burst into anger at Jindo

Updated: 2014-04-25 10:15:44 (KST)
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And going back to Jindo, the families of those still unaccounted for from the sunken ferry asked search crews to finish search operations by Thursday last night, but as one-hundred-twenty-one people are still missing it looks as though the search will take longer.

The amount of time this is taking has angered many of the family members, and there was a lot of commotion overnight at the Jindo gymnasium where the family members wait for word on the search operations.
Let's go over to our Connie Lee at the gym- Connie, how are things there right now?

Hey, Jin-joo--- So far it's been pretty quiet here this morning as things seemed to have settled down from last night.
Late last night { }
we had some unexpected commotion break out here at the Jindo gymnasium as family members of those still missing broke out in a lot of anger. They storm out of the gym, and onto a bus that was headed to the Paengmokhang- Harbor.. or the closest area to the sunken ferry site. They went to that area to join the protest there and confront search officials.
Family members had asked officials to finish search operations by Thursday but by late yesterday. more than a hundred-20 were still missing.
Family members here also expressed frustration that officials aren't doing their best in finding their loved ones underwater. Mark..


Hopes have dimmed for survivors.. as days have turned into more than a week now.
Family members wanting the bodies of their loved ones before they decompose. How are they holding up at this time?


Yes, Mark. The remaining families here are exhausted now as they have been practically living here inside the gym for the past ten days.
Spread out, all across the gym they wait here.. in front of two large screens.. watching the news and also real-time footage of the search operation underway at this hour. { }
The gym is noticeably less crowded now as people have been leaving, once their loved ones have been found.
But the family members here though are trying not to lose hope.
I've been talking with a father who is looking for his 17-year-old son.. who attended Danwon High School-- or the school where most of the ferry passengers were from.
I'm going to mention a sad reality here-- He says that from his son's homeroom class of 34 students only ONE student has survived.
The father is here with his close friends and neighbors--and they all say that they won't leave this gym.. until his son is found.
Reporting live from the Jindo gymnasium this has been Connie Lee.


Reporter : connie@arirang.co.kr

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