South Korea student survivors of the ferry sinking arrive at school
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 01:13
Student survivors from a trip aboard the Sewol ferry that sunk, killing 300 people, arrive at school for the first time since the accident. Natalie Thomas reports.
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Survivors of the South Korean ferry sinking return to school for the first time since the accident.
Just 75 children managed to escape the Sewol ferry as it sank.
250 of their classmates did not return.
Waiting outside the school gates were parents whose children didn't make it.
Many struggled to hold back emotions, vowing to remember those who had died.
(SOUNDBITE) (Korean) ONE OF THE DANWON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WHO SURVIVED FROM THE FERRY ACCIDENTS, SAYING:
"Adults around us always say forget and cheer up. But we will remember and recollect them because not forgetting them is what we can do at best. Memories with them might recall our guilt or regrettable feelings that we could not be with them. As we remember them, we hope the country will not forget them."
A court has began hearing evidence in a case brought against the 15 surviving crew members of the Sewol ferry.
Some are facing charges of homicide.
Crew members were caught on video abandoing ship, while many of the students who died had obeyed orders to stay in the cabins and waif further orders.
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