Tributes pour in for victims of Tunisia beach massacre

One minute silence held in at Tunisia resort and in London to commemorate 38 tourists killed by gunman last week.

    The ceremony was attended by the ministers of foreign affairs, tourism, health and youth and sports Reuters]
    The ceremony was attended by the ministers of foreign affairs, tourism, health and youth and sports Reuters]

    Mourners have held a minute's silence at Tunisian beach resort in tribute to the 38 victims of one of the worst-ever attack on the country's soil. 

    The ceremony, organised by the British embassy on Friday and attended by Prime Minister Habib Essid, came exactly a week after a Tunisian student killed 38 tourists - 30 from Britain - at the popular Port el Kantaoui holiday destination.

    The bodies of 17 British victims have already been transported home, with the remaining victims set for repatriation in the coming days.

    A minute's silence was also held in London on Friday, led by Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron. 


    RELATED: Foreign tourists fly out after Tunisia killings



    The Tunisian beach ceremony was attended by the ministers of foreign affairs, tourism, health and youth and sports, flanked by a sizeable police presence.
     
    Some tourists, yet to return home after last week's massacre, laid flowers in the sand as a plaque commemorating the dead was unveiled. 

    Tunisia announced on Thursday that it had arrested eight people, including a woman, "with direct links" to the gun attack.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The story of Shula Cohen, aka The Pearl, who spied for the Israelis in Lebanon for 14 years.