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[VIDEO NEWS] The families of the victims of the Jecheon blaze speak up about safety problems

Jan 11,2018
1) The families of the victims of the blaze last December in Jecheon, North Chungcheong, participated in the Public Administration and Security Committee's conference on Jan. 10, which was held to report problems that led to the tragedy.

2) Ryu Geon-deok (representative of the families): “Mr. Chairman and the honorable members of the committee, I would like to ask a question. What has changed [when it comes to dealing with tragedies?] How has it changed? What is the difference between the Sewol tragedy and the Jecheon tragedy? Until now, the bereaved families of the victims of the Sewol tragedy have been gulping down their tears while reading the last text messages they received from the victims. We also feel miserable. Whenever we brood over the phone calls saying ‘Save me, dad, save me, honey!’ it breaks our hearts.”

Video sourced from JTBC / JoongAng Ilbo
Produced by Kim Soo-ji
Translated by Kim Hyeon-sung
Edited by James Constant