Tuesday, April 20, 2010

China Declares National Day of Mourning for Tibet Quake Victims

BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- To mourn the victims of a strong earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, national flags will fly at half-mast in the country and its embassies and consulates overseas on Wednesday, according to the State Council Tuesday.

To express the deep condolences for the quake victims, public entertainment will also be suspended on Wednesday, the State Council, China's cabinet, said in an announcement.

As of 8 p.m. Monday, the 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu last Wednesday, had killed more than 2,000 while 195 people were still missing, the rescue headquarters said. 

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