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

Published on Jun 25, 2014 12:48 PM

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 Danwon Highschool.

Some grieving parents held signs, one of which read: "We love you."

"Grown-ups are constantly telling us to forget and cheer up,"an 18-year-old boy who spoke for the survivors said, fighting back tears.

Students who survived the April 16 ferry disaster gather at the main gate as they make their way back to school in Ansan June 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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