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Memorial Tower to be Erected at the Helicopter Crash Site in Gwangju

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Memorial Tower to be Erected at the Helicopter Crash Site in Gwangju


A memorial tower in commemoration of the five firefighters, including the pilot and co-pilot of the helicopter recently crashed in Gwangsan-gu district, is under review for construction near the accident site.

District governor of Gwangsan-gu district, Min Hyeong-bae has announced that he met with Gwangju Mayor Yoon Jang-hyun and the governor of Gangwon Province, Choi Mun-soon (최문순), and discussed construction of a memorial tower in the Gwangsan-gu district where the helicopter crashed.

A Gangwon province-affiliated firefighting helicopter, which was on its way back to the province after offering aid in the ferry accident, crashed last week and a total of five firefighters died in the accident.

The Ministry of Security and Public Administration awarded the five deceased firefighters medals of merit for their utmost efforts to minimize the damage to civilians.

District governor of Gwangsan-gu district, Min Hyeong-bae, explained that the district will determine whether the memorial tower will be established or not and its exact location after discussion with the residents of the district, the Gangwon Firefighting Headquarters, and the bereaved families of the firefighters.

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