South Korean parents bury children killed in Halloween disaster

Another grieving father, Song Jae-woong, said his daughter, Young-ju, 24, was a gentle soul who was quick to befriend classmates, more than 200 of whom came to her funeral.

Young-ju had dreamed of becoming an actress, her father said, speaking at a funeral home in Seoul.

“Then, things turned out like this,” Song said.

“Her friends told me that my daughter had a habit of seeking out and befriending anyone. She had a kind soul.

“It’s all over now.”


Some families had no idea their children were even in the crowd in the Itaewon entertainment district on Saturday evening.

“I had no idea she was there. It was impossible, I couldn’t believe it,” Lim’s father said at a funeral home as he and his family observed funeral rites.