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Island's salute to terror attack victims

Isle of Man will join UK in minute's silence at midday

The Isle of Man will join an international minute's silence today to remember the victims of the beach massacre in Tunisia last week.

At midday, people across Britain will take a moment to commemorate the 38 people killed in the tourist resort in Sousse.

A gunman, thought to be an Islamic State extremist, opened fire on a beach - he was later killed by police as he fled from the scene.

Flags on Manx government buildings were lowered to half-mast at 6am for 24 hours.

The Manx government and Douglas Borough Council have both chosen to join the UK in the mark of respect.

In the capital, the council will sound the start and end of the silence.

Its leader David Christian says he hopes people across the Island will support the remembrance one week on from the attack.

Manx Radio will also observe the one minute silence and delay the midday day news by one minute.

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