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Published : 2014-04-24 20:23
Updated : 2014-04-24 20:24

Kim Soo-hyun. (The Korea Herald)

Kim Soo-hyun, one of Korea’s hottest TV stars, will donate 300 million won ($289,000) for the young victims and survivors of the Sewol ferry sinking, joining a slew of celebrities in offering aid, donations and condolences in the wake of one of the country’s worst maritime calamities ever.

“Kim Soo-hyun will be donating the money directly to Danwon High School in Ansan. All decisions, including the amount and recipients, are his own,” the actor’s agency said Thursday.

Over 300 students and teachers from the school were on board the Sewol when it capsized and sank off the coast of the southern island of Jindo last week. Only about 70 of them survived.

Kim shot to superstardom following his role in the smash hit TV drama “My Love from the Star,” aired on SBS from last December to February this year.

By Lee Sun-young (milaya@heraldcorp.com)

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