Thursday 19 September 2019

Relatives remember those killed in Indonesia plane disaster

Flowers were thrown into the Java Sea and prayers were said for the 189 people who died on a Lion Air flight.

A relative sprinkles flowers during a prayer for the victims of the crashed Lion Air flight 610 (Tatan Syuflana/AP)
A relative sprinkles flowers during a prayer for the victims of the crashed Lion Air flight 610 (Tatan Syuflana/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Hundreds of relatives of victims have prayed and thrown flowers into the Java Sea where a Lion Air jet plunged into the water more than a week ago, killing all 189 people on board.

Two Indonesian navy vessels took the relatives to the crash location where a massive search effort is still under way.

Many wept when they saw search personnel working.

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A relative cries during a prayer service (Tatan Syuflana/AP)

Officials from the navy, search and rescue agency and Lion Air threw wreaths into the sea.

One, named Santun, said visiting the location helped him grieve.

He said: “Up until now I believed that my daughter would be found safely but if God decided differently and my daughter is found dead or not even found then as a father I would sincerely accept it.”

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