Family Loses Loved Ones In Both Malaysia Airlines Disasters

  @ismati.mangla@ibtimes.com on July 18 2014 10:34 AM
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A woman, who said her name was Noraini and that she believed a relative of hers was on Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17, cries as she waits for more information about the crashed plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said

An Australian woman who lost family members in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 suffered another tragedy Thursday, when her stepdaughter and stepson-in-law was killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, reports the Associated Press.

Kaylene Mann’s brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law, Mary Burrows, were traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on MH370, when their plane lost contact with air traffic control and disappeared in March.

On Friday, Mann learned that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed on MH17 when it was shot down over the Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile. Rizk and her husband, Albert, were flying back to Melbourne, Australia, after a four-week vacation in Europe.

“It’s just ... ripped our guts again,” Mann’s brother Greg Burrows told the AP. “It’s just brought everyone, everything back.”

 

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