Candlelight vigil held for victims of mass stabbing in China
Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 01:28
March 2 - Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil in front of the train station in China where 29 people were stabbed to death and more than 130 injured. Nathan Frandino reports.
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As wax begins melting onto the ground and bouquets of flowers pile up nearby, residents of China's Kunming city mourn.
They're gathered in front of a train station where officials say knife-wielding attackers stabbed 29 people to death and injured more than 130 others.
A migrant worker from a neighboring province explains the vigil.
(SOUNDBITE)(Mandarin) MIGRANT WORKER WU BAO SAYING:
"The 3.1 represents March the 1st for the compatriots who left us yesterday. It's hard to express. Of course I feel terrible, everyone feels terrible."
Security maintained a heavy presence around the station on Sunday evening.
The area by ticket offices where the attack took place remained closed off.
A pile of unclaimed traveling bags still lies on the floor.
Back at the vigil, the grief continues.
(SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) SECURITY GUARD RESIDENT CHEN BING SAYING:
"I'm from Kunming. Yesterday I came back from outside the city and I heard about this incident. As a Kunming resident, I hate those terrorists. I want to, in any way I can, express my feelings of grief for those killed and injured."
State media reported that four of the assailants were shot, one captured, and five others still missing.
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