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Ceremony for 15 killed in NYC casino bus crash

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Victim's family members participate in a Buddhist service at the location of the tour bus crash, Saturday, March 19, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York. Victim's family members participate in a Buddhist service at the location of the tour bus crash, Saturday, March 19, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York.

NEW YORK (AP) — Relatives of the passengers who died in the crash of a New York City casino bus have returned to the crash site for a Buddhist ceremony.

One lane of Interstate 95 in the Bronx was closed for about an hour Saturday morning to allow for the ceremony, which was blocked from view to avoid rubbernecking. Fifteen people died in the crash a week ago.

A bell tolled and family members walked in a circle as part of the ceremony.

The bus was returning March 12 to Manhattan's Chinatown from an overnight trip to a Connecticut casino when it tipped over and was sliced in two by a pole.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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