Public Mourning Held for Quake Victims
   2013-04-27 11:31:43    Xinhua      Web Editor: Luo Dan

 

People pay silent tribute to the earthquake victims in the city of Ya'an in southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The 7.0-magnititude quake that occurred one week ago has killed nearly 200 people and destroyed about 126,000 homes, according to official figures. [Photo: Imagine China]

Public mourning was held on Saturday morning in southwest China's Sichuan Province for those who died in a 7.0-magnitude quake a week ago.

The public mourning began with all transportation vehicles sounding their sirens at 8:02 a.m., the time the devastating earthquake hit on April 20, and was followed by a silent tribute of 3 minutes.

The quake has claimed nearly 200 lives and destroyed about 126,000 homes, according to official figures.


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