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Titanic tragedy remembered in special events

Sunday, April 15, 2012


A memorial service for the 1,500 people who died was held at the North Atlantic wreck site on cruise ship MS Balmoral, which is retracing the Titanic's route.
A minute's silence was held and wreaths were cast into the sea at the moment the Titanic sank.
And a plaque featuring the names of those who died was unveiled in Belfast.
The ship, which at the time was the largest vessel in the world, was built in the city.
The plaque, in the Titanic Memorial Garden, lists the names of those who died in alphabetical order.

Thousands attended or listened to the Belfast service, which was held at the city hall.
Una Reilly, head of the local Titanic Society, said: "We are all proud of this ship. What happened was a disaster, she was not."
And a memorial service was held in Southampton, from where the ship set sail five days before its sinking.
The anniversary has been marked in a number of services across the UK.

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