|Sacrifices, flowers and origami cranes are presented to mourn the victims of a terrorist attack at the square of Kunming Railway Station in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 7, 2014, seven days after the bloodbath. A group of knife-wielding attackers slashed frantically at crowds at Kunming railway station on March 1, killing 29 innocent lives and injured 143 others. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)|
KUNMING, March 7 -- Crowds gathered on Friday morning to mourn the deceased at the site of last Saturday's deadly terror attack at Kunming railway station in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Mourners placed wreaths and lit candles at the foot of a bronze bull at the center of the station square. The mourners took turns kneeling or whispering messages to their dead loved ones.
One Kunming citizen carried a large wreath to the square by foot, a journey that took over one hour. The wreath he bought was so large that no taxi could take him.
"I wish the deceased rest in peace, the injured get better soon and all the terrorists are brought to justice," he said.
Chinese people traditionally mourn loved ones on the seventh day after death.
The stabbing spree at the city's railway station has claimed at least 29 lives and injured 143 others. The families of the victims, as well as the greater public, have repeatedly condemned the terrorist act while demanding tougher strikes against terrorism.