Relatives visit Tripoli air crash site

25th July 2010, Comments 0 comments


Relatives of the Dutch victims of the Libyan air disaster visited the site of the crash on Saturday, where they laid bouquets of flowers and lit candles. 

“The trip made a strong impression on everyone and they were glad to have gone,” said a support worker who travelled with the relatives. “We flew over the wreckage - a very moving moment.”

Seventy Dutch people died in the 12 may Tripoli air crash, on a flight carrying holidaymakers returning from South Africa. The only passenger to survive was a 9-year-old boy, Ruben, from the southern city of Tilburg.

“We spent about an hour walking amongst the wreckage,” the support worker said. “I've heard from many people that the disaster seems more tangible now they've seen the place with their own eyes.” The relatives returned to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Sunday.

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