China Mourns Quake Victims

China lowered its flags to half staff on Wednesday to mourn the victims of the earthquake that killed over 2,000 people last week.
The whole country mourned for the victims of the quake. Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a silent tribute from Beijing, while the Qinghai province - where the quake was centered - observed three minutes of silence Wednesday morning, CNN reported.
The death toll for the quake reached 2,064, with 175 people still missing and 12,135 other injured, CNN reported.
The earthquake struck the Qinghai province, which is near Tebet, and had a magnitude of 7.1, the New York Times reported. Many buildings, including schools, collapsed in the impoverished area.

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