A group who knows as well as anyone the pain of having lost a family member in a ship disaster arrived on Jindo island Wednesday afternoon to help the people who continue to wait for word of their loved ones who were aboard the Sewol-ho ferry.
The new group of volunteers is made up of family members of the victims who lost their lives when the South Korean warship Cheonan sunk on March 26th, 2010.
Forty-six people tragically lost their lives that day.
Around 30 of their family members went to Jindo to stay with the families at Paengmok-hang harbor and Jindo Indoor Auditorium.
The people there waiting for word on the missing have been there for more than two weeks now, and don't have much physical or mental strength left.
The family members of the Cheonan victims said they want to pay back the help they received from other volunteers four years ago.
They added that they are being careful not to draw attention to themselves, that they just want to provide help in any way they can.
That includes doing the laundry, cleaning up and serving food, among other tasks.
They have also expressed their sorrow and frustration about the Sewol-ho tragedy.
"I would have never thought that so many young students would die and at this moment. I'm just sad. Why do these tragic incidents keep occuring? I hope this kind of tragedy never happens again."
Kwon Soa, Arirang News.
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