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— Survivors of Wednesday's deadly earthquake in western China's Qinghai provice have begun mass cremations of the dead.

Buddhist tradition says that the dead should be left outside for vultures to eat in a so-called "sky burial", but with so many bodies to dispose of the monks have sanctioned the cremations.

Hopes of finding more survivors are fading and the rescue efforts are turning into a clean-up operation.

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Jeigu, where villagers have been cremating their dead.

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Comment by Moonwaters on April 20, 2010 at 10:42pm
Silently mourning such a great loss.
Comment by TAZA on April 19, 2010 at 12:24am
They HAVE to.
I love Tibetan people, but we need to surpass tradition, when it is needed, we are in 2010... after all.
Love
Comment by Imelda Maguire on April 18, 2010 at 8:23pm
~ Deep silent bow.
Comment by tsering youdon on April 18, 2010 at 5:01pm
my deep prayers for tthem.

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