Tokyo marks 11 years since subway attack

March 20, 2006 at 7:57 PM

TOKYO, March 20 (UPI) -- Flowers were placed and prayers were said in silence Monday at Tokyo's Kasumigaseki Station, marking the 11th anniversary of the deadly subway gas attack.

Twelve people were killed and 5,500 injured when sarin nerve gas was released in the city's subway system.

Families of victims were joined by former and current subway employees among others marking the attack, the Kyodo News Agency reports. Sixteen workers at the Kasumigaseki Station stood in silence for 30 seconds at 8 a.m.

The wife of a slain employee placed flowers at the station next to a flower shrine.

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