South Korean ferry survivors return to school, vow not to forget




 
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South Korean ferry survivors return to school, vow not to forget
 
June 25th, 2014  
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South Korean ferry survivors return to school, vow not to forget
By Ju-min Park ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Holding hands as they walked through the school gates, some fighting back tears, 75 children who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 20 years, returned to class on Wednesday vowing to remember their lost friends. Wailing parents of the 250 children who did not survive, when a ferry taking them on a school trip capsized and sank, greeted the children outside the Danwon Highschool. Just as we will remember them, please don't forget them." Two months after the Sewol ferry sank and killed more than 300 passengers, the surviving children were brought to school in five buses under a police escort. On April 16, the Sewol ferry sharply listed and capsized on a routine overnight journey from Incheon, the port city one hour drive from the children's hometown, to the vacation island of Jeju, overloaded with cargo and sailing too fast on a turn.




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