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CTE accident: Korean relatives fly in for emotional farewell

The funeral service for the Korean victims of the CTE crash was held on Monday, Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The funeral service for the Korean victims of the CTE crash was held on Monday, Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Friends and family attend the funeral service of the Korean family killed in a car crash on the CTE at the Mandai Crematorium on Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Friends and family attend the funeral service of the Korean family killed in a car crash on the CTE at the Mandai Crematorium on Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Friends and family attend the funeral service of the Korean family killed in a car crash on the CTE at the Mandai Crematorium on Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Friends and family attend the funeral service of the Korean family killed in a car crash on the CTE at the Mandai Crematorium on Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Friends and family attend the funeral service of the Korean family killed in a car crash on the CTE at the Mandai Crematorium on Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Friends and family attend the funeral service of the Korean family killed in a car crash on the CTE at the Mandai Crematorium on Aug 12, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Grieving relatives flew in from Korea as Ms Jamie Song Jisou and her parents were laid to rest on Monday morning.

Ms Song, 24, her father, Song Jung Woo, 56, mother Kim Mee Kyung, 54, and Singaporean boyfriend Amron Ayoub, 23, were killed in a horrific accident on the Central Expressway (CTE) as they were heading to the airport at 4am last Friday. They got out of the car after realising their car had a punctured tyre and were hit by another car. Miss Song's brother Seong Hwan, 30, who was travelling with them, escaped the accident unhurt.

With three coffins laid in a row in front of the service hall, Mr Song, the eldest son, who had been composed over the weekend when in public, broke into tears. Mr Song, his younger brother, Jihwan, 28, and their relatives from Korea, went from his father's coffin on the left to his mother's and finally his sister's. They spoke to the deceased in Korean and cried as they reached out to touch the faces and kissed them goodbye for the last time. Mr Amron's family also attended the funeral.

The younger Song had to be restrained to allow the bodies to be cremated. Their ashes will be taken back to Korea.