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Malaysia Airlines cabin crew traumatised by tragedies

Malaysia Airlines cabin crew traumatised by tragedies
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Three days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, it was business as usual on Sunday at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

But many cabin crew members appeared deeply traumatised after losing 21 of their colleagues in two Malaysia Airlines tragedies this year.

Ismail Nasaruddin, Chairman of National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (NUFAM), explained that, “some of them are seen crying while going to work,” adding that support and counselling were in place to help the crew members.

Avirup Chatterjeepillay, a passenger waiting to board a Malaysia Airlines flight to Perth, said: “Malaysia should press on, they should take the world on, rather than just investigating.

“They should pressure world leaders so that these incidents do not happen in Malaysia or any other country.”

Meanwhile prayers for 298 victims of the tragedy continue throughout Malaysia and around the world as families of the passengers on board come to terms with the terrible loss of their loved ones.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished in March with 239 passengers and crew on board on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the world’s greatest unsolved aviation mysteries.