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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 02:32 PM IST

Passengers’ families worried about funeral preparations

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Kuala Lumpur : Families of passengers of the crashed Malaysian airliner are in a fix over funeral preparations as there are no bodies to be claimed or any information about the time and place of death, reports PTI.

  The Prime Minister’s Department reported last rites for Muslims would not be carried out until the search mission had reached a conclusion. Other faiths are also in a similar dilemma as details of death are imperative. Ethnic Indian Hindu G Subramaniam, whose son Puspanathan, 34, was on the flight, said as there was no body he did not know what to do.

“I still believe my son will return as there is no death certificate issued on his status,” he told local daily New Straits Times. Tan Hoe Chieow, president of the Federation of Taoist Associations Malaysia said funeral rites could only be completed with the location and time of the incident. “We need to know where it happened and go to the scene of the accident to perform rituals and prayers. It can be done without the physical body, but the priest and family must be in the same area,” he said.

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Published on: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:10 AM IST
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