Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to those lost at sea

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a gym in Ansan to pay their respects to those lost in the Sewol ferry disaster.

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People filed through the temporary memorial over lunchtime, passing about 50 large wreaths on their way to a wall of flowers and pictures of those lost.

Mourners pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol. Credit: AP Photo/Korea Pool

Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers on a high school outing.

Only 174 people have been rescued and the remainder are all presumed to have drowned. The official death toll is over 100 and climbing.

Mourners pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol. Credit: AP Photo/Korea Pool

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