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Outpouring of grief online as netizens mourn 239 lives on board MH370

Published on Mar 25, 2014 3:12 PM
 
A Malaysian woman reads a board filled with messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur Intenational Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 25, 2014. Netizens took to social media in a collective outpouring of grief for the 239 passengers and crew members on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.-- PHOTO: AFP

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Netizens took to social media in a collective outpouring of grief for the 239 passengers and crew members on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

On Monday night, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that MH370 had gone down in the southern Indian Ocean at a remote location west of Perth, and all on the aircraft were feared dead.

Mr Izzat Nazli, the nephew of flight attendant Wan Swaid Wan Ismail, posted a series of tweets from @theonlywannn after the press conference: "Today I gave up holding my tears. Ya Allah give us all strength to go through this."

He also took to Instagram with a captioned picture to express his grief: "Heartbreaking news for 'legacy Wan Ismail', no words can describe my feelings right now. We miss you Uncle Swaid. Al-fatihah."

 
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