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Candlelight vigil held for earthquake victims

CCTV.com

08-10-2014 12:22 BJT

Full coverage: 6.5-Magnitude Quake Hits Southwest China's Yunnan

On Saturday, survivors in Ludian County of southwest China’s Yunnan Province mourned their loved ones killed in the 6.5-magnitude earthquake.

Saturday was the seventh day following the devastating quake that caused 617 deaths and left 112 missing. According to Chinese tradition, the seventh day after a death is the most important part of the mourning period.

Hundreds of Ludian residents gathered at the county's downtown square at about 7:30 p.m. They lit candles in the square and observed a minute of silence in honor of the victims.

Residents also bade farewell to Xie Qiao, a 24-year-old soldier whose body was retrieved four days after he went missing on a rescue mission.

Candlelight vigil held for earthquake victims

Candlelight vigil held for earthquake victims

Candlelight vigil held for earthquake victims

Candlelight vigil held for earthquake victims

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