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Taiwan plane crash-seek the missing, mourn the victims

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Added On February 12, 2015

A public memorial ceremony has been held for victims of the plane in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan.

Meanwhile, rescue workers continued their search along the Keelung River for the last three missing passengers, eight days after the tragedy.
 
The public memorial ceremony was held on Tuesday, the seventh day after the crash.
 
In Chinese culture, it is believed that the souls of the deceased would pay a last visit to their home then.
 
Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou and other senior officials attended the prayer ceremony.
 
Flight GE235 of TransAsia Airways, carrying five crew members and 53 passengers, crashed into Keelung River on Feb. 4, killing at least 40 people. 
 
Among the 53 passengers of the flight from Taipei to Kinmen, 31 tourists were from the mainland and 22 residents were from Taiwan.
 
One flight attendant and 14 passengers survived.
 
Rescue workers are continuing their search along the Keelung River for the last three missing passengers, two from Chinese mainland and one from Taiwan.
 
The exact cause of the crash remains unclear.