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Candlelight vigil held to mourn Taipei metro stabbing victims
Central News Agency
2014-05-27 11:35 PM
Taipei, May 27 (CNA) A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday evening at a plaza near Taipei metro's Jiangzicui Station where a university student killed four people and injured 24 others in a knife attack seven days ago.

Earlier in the day, all TV screens at the station in New Taipei City went silent in black and white messages expressing condolences to the families of victims and extending best wishes to those injured for from 4:26 p.m. to 4:31 p.m. -- the deadly five minutes when 21-year-old Cheng Chieh wielded two knives to commit the crime.

Hundreds of flower bouquets have deluged the entrance to the metro station where shocked passengers and wounded victims first emerged following the incident. Decorations and well-wishing cards also dotted the area in mourning and in prayer.

Musical groups of schools and religious groups have also been performing at the station in a bid to comfort passengers and bring peace to the venue and society as a whole. (By Sunrise Huang, Wang Hung-kuo and S.C. Chang)

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