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A city of mourning, live from Ansan

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Identified bodies are then transferred to local hospitals... and Korea University Ansan Hospital is one of them... But,... the families of the missing... are clinging onto the last string of hope... that their loved ones will be found alive,... but most are also preparing for the worst. Arirang News' Kim Ji-yeon is standing by at the hospital... Ji-yeon, how's the atmosphere there... I'm standing in front of the funeral hall of Korea University Hospital in the city of Ansan. This is the city where majority of the passengers, including more than 320 students went to school and lived. Bodies are sent from the southern part of the country to this location... and family, friends and the community are gathering here to mourn and grieve for the fallen. The body of the vice principal of the Danwon High School, who is identified by his surname Kang was released this morning. Mr. Kang committed suicide due to the overwhelming guilt he felt at being rescued and being unable to help the students while on the ferry. Some of the bodies of the students are also held at this hospital, but due to parents' request, their release was postponed. Their bodies will be released at a group memorial altar... that will be set up on Wednesday at the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall for students and teachers. The people directly affected by this are understandably devastated... but how are the residents of Ansan coping? Well,... Ansan is located at the outskirts of the capital city of Seoul. More than 780-thousand people live here, it's a vibrant city... but it's also a cohesive community... one's friend is an acquaintance of another. A son of a working colleague, a daughter from the community's mom-and-pop store... upon news that they're missing... there's a hushed silence for several days now... as the whole city mourns for the dead. More than ten events that were scheduled normally around this time of the year have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely. The warmth of spring is not to be found in the city of Ansan. I'm Kim Ji-yeon, live at Korea University Hospital in the city of Ansan.