BUSAN, South Korea — The Busan University of Foreign Studies held a funeral for six students that died after the roof collapsed at a Gyeongju resort gym auditorium at its Namsan-dong campus.
1,000 people attended the funeral, including the victim’s families, school officials, including school president Jeong Hye-rin and students. Other attendees included Minister of Education Seo Nam-soo, Busan Mayor Heo Nam-sik and Kim Sae-yeon of the Saenuri-party. The family of the late Park Joo-hyun, who held their funeral yesterday, also too part.
Meanwhile, Inje University canceled a two-day welcome event for new students, which was scheduled for February 26th.
A spokesperson for Inje University said it decided to cancel the event due to a request of the student council and a recommendation by university staff. Both groups wanted to cancel the event in lieu of the welcoming party tragedy when the roof collapsed on the Busan University of Foreign Studies welcoming party.
Inje University will make the welcoming party a one-day event with a new schedule.
Source: Busan eFM News