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Bangladesh to observe a day of mourning for earthquake victims in Turkey, Syria

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Bangladesh has announced a day of state mourning for the victims of the devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and neighbouring Syria.

The national flag will be hoisted at half-mast at all government, semi-government and autonomous institutions, educational institutions and Bangladesh missions abroad on Thursday, the Cabinet Division announced, reports 

Special prayer services will also be organised in all religious institutions across the country.

Almost 10,000 people have been killed in the devastating earthquake that rocked southeast Turkey and war-torn Syria early on Monday. It toppled thousands of buildings including hospitals, schools and apartment blocks, injured tens of thousands, and left countless people homeless.

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