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Triangle residents hold vigil for Gulf coast

Posted June 17, 2010 8:51 p.m. EDT

— Triangle residents met Thursday night for a vigil for the Gulf coast, which has been ravaged by a massive oil slick.

Nearly 60 people prayed at St. Mary of the Angels Chapel in Raleigh. They were part of the National Hour of Prayer for God's Earth.

Participants remembered the 11 workers who died when a BP oil rig exploded on April 20.

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Durham also held a vigil for victims of the oil spill on Thursday evening.