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Seoul holds late Seoul mayor Park Won-soon's funeral online amid virus concerns
Updated: 2020-07-13 08:46:30 KST
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been holding late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's funeral ceremony online in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Starting at 8:30 AM, Korea time, the ceremony was held at City Hall.
Due to virus concerns, the city limited the number of attendees to less than 100, mostly his family members and some senior city and central government officials.
His body is being taken to a crematorium in Seoul Memorial Park.
Park will be laid to rest in his hometown of Changnyeong , Gyeongsangnam-do Province.
The longest-serving Seoul mayor, also regarded as potential presidential candidate, was found dead late last week, a day after being accused formally of sexually harassing his former female assistant.
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