Candlelight Vigil Held in Wenzhou for Latest Train Crash Victims
Candlelight Vigil Held in Wenzhou for Latest Train Crash Victims

People mourn for victims in the Wenzhou train collision at Century Square on July 25, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province in China. At least 39 have died in the train collision and derailment on July 23.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
People mourn for victims in the Wenzhou train collision at Century Square on July 25, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province in China. At least 39 have died in the train collision and derailment on July 23. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Nearly 3,000 students and other participants held a candlelight vigil in Wenzhou’s Century Plaza Monday evening to mourn victims of the July 23 train crash.

Around 8 p.m., a crowd of mourners gathered at Century Plaza. Young parents holding children and college students made a pattern of “7.23” with candles. Afterward, everyone sat in silence to mourn the victims of China’s latest train accident. Some students released lanterns into the air expressing their grief for those killed.

One netizen posted on Kaidi Net, “Many Wenzhou citizens and victim’s family members gathered at Century Plaza. They mourned the dead and prayed for the injured. The crowd shouted, ‘Go to the city government and seek the truth!’”

“The hearts of all the Chinese people are now in Wenzhou. The family members of the dead wept bitterly at Century Plaza. It was heartbreaking to watch.”

A netizen, Luo Yongquan, who participated in the activity, said, “We hope the dead can rest in peace, the injured can be healthy, and the living can be hardy. However, the key to all this depends on the progress of the government’s investigation and its attitude. We hope that the government will not disappoint us again!”

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