New Year Brings Nothing But Grief For Bereaved

January 1, 2015 9:23 AM

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The New Year festivities in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, are traditionally colorful and boisterous — but not this year. This is a city in shock and mourning, its inhabitants struggling to come to terms the loss of 162 lives in the AirAsia disaster.

When Singapore-bound Flight QZ 8501 vanished from radar screens, 42 minutes after taking off from Surabaya Juanda International Airport on Sunday, there were prayers and tentative hopes. But the airing on live TV of graphic images of dead bodies floating in the Java Sea on Tuesday ensured, for the f...

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