The first funerals were held on Sunday morning for six victims who died in the Sewol ferry sinking.
The families of two teachers and four students from Danwon High School bid farewell to their loved ones at separate funerals held in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday.
Victims included Nam Yun-cheol, a teacher who died while trying to rescue students, and Kim Cho-won, a first-year teacher who died on her birthday.
Families of four other students were to hold funerals on the same day, but postponed. They said they would consider holding a joint funeral.
The funeral for the school’s vice principal, who killed himself Friday, will take place Monday.
By Suh Ye-seul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(photo credit: Yonhap)