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    Over 100 thousand Koreans jammed the streets of Seoul to see the funeral procession for Queen Yun, probably the last royal funeral to be held in the Asian nation.

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    Over 100 thousand Koreans jammed the streets of Seoul to see the funeral procession for Queen Yun, probably the last royal funeral to be held in the Asian nation.

    The crowds jammed the main through fare of Seoul on February 13 for miles for the funeral procession of Queen Yun, the widow of Sunjong, the last king of the Yi dynasty. The Queen had died eleven days earlier of February 2 of a heart attack.

    Hundreds of the late queen's relatives were in the procession. The honour guard removed the casket from the palace and placed in on a vehicle for the twelve-mile trip through Seoul to the Kumkok royal cemetery northeast of Korea's capital city. She was buried beside her husband.

    A scheduled rite to bid farewell to Korean citizens was cancelled as thousands of people became disorderly at the jammed site in eastern Seoul. An alter was wrecked in the melee.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZB5QWTFKNK5YRPJ2Q99DVB6L
    Media URN:
    VLVAZB5QWTFKNK5YRPJ2Q99DVB6L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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