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Thousands in Singapore queue to pay last respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:49

Thousands in Singapore queue up for hours to pay their last respects to the city state's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew who passed away earlier in the week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Thousands of people in Singapore queued up on Thursday (March 26) morning to pay their last respects to the city state's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, credited for being the founding father of modern Singapore. It's the second day that the public has been allowed to view the body lying in state at Parliament House. Many had lined up overnight after crowds on Wednesday (March 25) overwhelmed organisers, causing the government to extend viewing to around the clock. The queue was about two hours long, local media reported. Lee died in the early house of Monday (March 23) morning at the age of 91. A state funeral will be held on Sunday (March 29).

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Thousands in Singapore queue to pay last respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 00:49