SAPPORO (Kyodo) Relatives and friends of 20 people killed after a massive rock fall in a highway tunnel in 1996 in Hokkaido gathered near the disaster site Sunday to hold a 10th anniversary memorial ceremony.

Some 20 relatives and friends of the victims, including Tetsuo Homma, 55, who lost his 17-year-old son, Atsushi, in the accident, offered incense and prayers at an alter set up for the joint Buddhist service in the town of Furubira.

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