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Knox Metropolitan Church bells ring for King Abdullah

The Regina Bell Ringers are tolling the bells at Knox Metropolitan Church in honour of King Abdullah's life.

The bells tolled for more than an hour starting at 12 p.m. CST Saturday

The bells at Knox Metropolitan United Church will ring for over an hour Saturday in honour of King Abdullah.

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The bells at Knox Metropolitan Church in downtown Regina began ringing for more than an hour at lunchtime on Saturday. 

It's to honour the life of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died earlier this week. 

According to Carol Benesh, who is with the group, the bells toll once for every day King Abdullah reigned. 

"It's about 3,800 days, which is just under 76 minutes of tolling," she told CBC News Saturday morning. 

Benesh said five volunteers work together to keep the bells continuously ringing and ensure the count is correct. 

The group ring the bells every time a world monarch dies. The last time was for King Hussein of Jordan in 1999. Benesh said the bells rang for over six hours that day. 

Watch as the bells start ringing in Regina

One toll for each of his approximately 3,800 day reign 0:27

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