China Mourns As Word Comes Of More Tragedy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Wenchuan, China (AP) China has marked the one week anniversary of a massive earthquake with a solemn observance. Meanwhile, the search for survivors in the disaster area has become a search for bodies.

The confirmed death toll has risen to more than 34,000.

Today's solemn observance (at 2:28 a.m. eastern time) came at the precise moment that the earthquake hit central china last Monday.

In Beijing, construction workers stood still 23 stories up the frame of an unfinished building. Traffic on highways and roads came to a halt. Some drivers got out of their cars and blared their horns to take part in the observance.

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