MOURN THE DEAD OF YUSHU EARTHQUAKE

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(0414 CR M05) MOURN THE DEAD OF YUSHU EARTHQUAKE DATELINE: April 14, 2011 LENGTH: 00:01:07 VO People across northwestern Qinghai Province stood in silence Thursday to mourn the dead from the Yushu earthquake a year ago. The mourning began at 7:49 a.m., the exact time the 7.1-magnitude quake shook the predominantly Tibetan Gyegu town of Yushu Prefecture on April 14 last year. From the epicenter in Gyegu to the provincial capital Xining, people from different ethnic groups stood in silent tribute, to the sad sirens of vehicle horns. Black banners were put up in buildings of schools and of government, with white Chinese characters reading "in sad memory of our compatriots killed in the quake and heroes who died saving others". More than 2,200 people were killed by the disaster a year ago. The post-quake rebuilding work, starting last June, has turned the once rubble Gyegu town into a huge construction site. The Qinghai provincial government said this week that an additional 3 b Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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