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Anger and shock among victims' relatives in Madrid

 Anger and shock among victims' relatives in Madrid
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At the airport, distraught relatives desperately tried to get news about their loved-ones.

There was also anger against the airline.

One man cursed the pilot or the company, with a woman saying they took off knowing the plane had a problem, killing her seven-year-old nephew. She then pleaded for justice.

Another woman said her son’s name was not on the passenger list, but she could not understand because he called her earlier from the runway.

“We came three minutes late and could not get on,” said one man. “Then, while we were searching for another flight, we heard that the original flight crashed.”

Another woman said: “My daughter called me to say that they were getting on the plane. One hour later I heard the news at work and I was sure that my daughter was on the plane, but in the end, no, she did not get on.”

Specialist help was made available for those close to the victims, and for those still waiting for news about whether their loved ones are on the list of survivors.

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