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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: 'I kept telling her to leave her job,' says mum of flight stewardess

Published on Jul 20, 2014 10:22 AM
 
The mother of Nur Shazana Mohamad Salleh (above), one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, had repeatedly asked her daughter to stop her job as a flight stewardess and work in other fields. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The mother of Nur Shazana Mohamad Salleh, one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, had repeatedly asked her daughter to stop her job as a flight stewardess and work in other fields.

Sharom Ibrahim, 57, said she had asked Nur Shazana to change her job as she was worried that untoward incidents would happen especially after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Bernama reported.

"But she had refused. She liked to travel. She had said that even pedestrians could die. I had told her that in this case, there would at least be a body, but she had said that it would be better if the aircraft would just burst," Sharom said here on Saturday.

She said her daughter had been working as a flight stewardess for nine years.

Sharom said the last time she had met her eldest daughter was when they were breaking fast together three weeks ago.

"I accept her death. It's just that I hope to get her remains, at least she would have a grave," she added.

Nur Shazana was among 15 crew members and 283 passengers of Flight MH17 which was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport when it crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday.

It was reported to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists.

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