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Service held in memory of Wenchuan quake victims

05-12-2011 15:48 BJT Special Report:Wenchuan Quake 3 Years On |

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It's been three years since a massive earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan Province and killed nearly 70,000 people.

Nearly 18,000 are still missing. At the exact moment when the earthquake jolted the region three years ago, a memorial ceremony was held at the Xuankou middle school in Yingxiu town.

A moment of silence was held to mourn the dead. People showed their respects to their loved ones who lost their lives 3 years ago.

Yingxiu was at the epicenter and one of the single worst hit areas of the earthquake.

80 percent of the town was ruined by the disaster. Hundreds attended the ceremony, including family members of the deceased, residents of the old county and soldiers and rescuers.

It's been three years since a massive earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan
Province and killed nearly 70,000 people.

It's been three years since a massive earthquake hit southwest China's Sichuan
Province and killed nearly 70,000 people.

 

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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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