Prayers held as weather blocks divers from AirAsia site

January 4, 2015 1:53 PM

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SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Relatives of Air Asia Flight 8501 crash victims sought strength in prayer Sunday, one week after the disaster killed all 162 people on board, as rough weather again prevented searchers from reaching a large object on the ocean floor believed to be the plane's fuselage.

Emotionally exhausted family members sang and cried at a tiny chapel in Surabaya, the city where Flight 8501 departed from Dec. 28. The Rev. Philip Mantofa, who heads the congregation at Mawar Sharon Church — where more than a quarter of the victims were members — urged those gathered to find comfor...

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