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Finland holds vigil for student deaths

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Paying their respects to the dead. Residents in the small Finnish town of Kauhajoki light candles for the ten students shot at the local college.

The shock is hard to come to terms with. The shooting revives memories of a similar tragedy last November, when nine people died in another school massacre in Finland.

Student Sanna Orvana said: ‘’ I am so scared and don’t know what to do,’‘ she said. ‘‘I thought this a safe area. I’ve been living here all my life. It’s a small town and safe but I don’t know if it’s safe anymore,’‘ she said’‘.

Yesterday, 22-year-old Matti Juhani Saari went on the rampage killing fellow students. After starting a fire in the school Saari shot himself – later dying of his wounds in hospital.