Thousands Mark second Anniversary of S. Korean Ferry Catastrophe

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 8:39 AM

Police declare about 2.500 people gathered for an event Saturday marking the second anniversary of the sinking at a memorial altar in Ansan, where most of the victims lived.

Thousands of S Koreans are participating in memorial events nationwide for the more than three hundred people who died in a ferry catastrophe two years ago that deeply rattled the country.

Police declare about 2.500 people gathered for an event Saturday marking the second anniversary of the sinking at a memorial altar in Ansan, where most of the victims lived.

Nearly 5.000 others are expected in the evening at a square in the capital Seoul, where relatives of the victims had camped for months in protest.

A total of three hundred four people died when the ferry Sewol sank off S Korea'south southwest coast in April two thousand fourteen in a catastrophe partially accused on official incompetence and corruption. The Capt is serving a life sentence over the sinking.

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