President Moon attends joint funeral of firefighters killed in Pyeongtaek… honor the spirit of sacrifice

President Moon Jae-in burns incense at a joint funeral ceremony for firefighters who died in a fire at a new construction site in Pyeongtaek, which was strictly observed at the Ichung Culture and Sports Center in Pyeongtaek on the morning of the 8th. yunhap news

On the 8th, President Moon Jae-in attended the joint funeral ceremony of three firefighters who died at the fire site of a new construction site for a new frozen warehouse in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. In a written briefing on the same day, Blue House spokesperson Park Kyung-mi said, “President Moon attended the joint funeral of firefighters who died at the Pyeongtaek warehouse fire site held at 9:30 am today at the Ichung Culture and Sports Center in Pyeongtaek.” “President Moon paid his condolences to each and every one of the bereaved families, saying that he would give condolences on behalf of the people after giving flowers and burning incense for the last time,” he said. After receiving a report on the mourning of the funeral of President Yoo Young-min the day before, President Moon decided to attend in person in the early morning of the same day. It is said that he was also seen wiping tears during the funeral ceremony.

President Moon Jae-in meditates at the funeral procession for firefighters who died in a fire at the Pyeongtaek new construction site strictly observed at the Ichung Culture and Sports Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province on the morning of the 8th.  Gyeonggi Photo Foundation.  yunhap news

President Moon Jae-in meditates at the funeral procession for firefighters who died in a fire at the Pyeongtaek new construction site strictly observed at the Ichung Culture and Sports Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province on the morning of the 8th. Gyeonggi Photo Foundation. yunhap news

The late Lee Hyeong-seok (50), firefighter Park Soo-dong (31), and fire brigade Park Soo-dong (31), and Jo Woo-chan (25) were put into a fire at 11:46 p.m. on the 5th at the construction site of a new frozen warehouse in Cheongbuk-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, and died during the search for lives. The father of the late Jo Woo-chan, a firefighter, asked President Moon to come up with measures to prevent recurrence, and President Moon ordered Heung-gyo Lee, Chief Fire Service Commissioner, to take measures to prevent recurrence and improve the firefighting response system, the Blue House explained. The government conferred a first-class special promotion and the Order of Service Medal of Honor to the deceased, respectively. The remains of the deceased will be buried at the Daejeon National Cemetery in the afternoon after a joint funeral ceremony. President Moon said on the 6th when the news of the firefighters’ deaths was delivered, “My heart is broken by the news of the three people who died while engaged in dedicated rescue activities without sacrificing themselves on the front line to protect the lives and safety of the people.” By Jeong Hyuk-jun, staff reporter [email protected]



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