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More than 40 Bodies of AirAsia Victims found in Java Sea

Jakarta, Dec 30: Indonesian Navy confirmed that more than 40 bodies of AirAsia QZ8501 victims were found from Java Sea. The family members of the missing jet passengers, waiting to see them, fainted on seeing bodies floating in the sea.

Some family members of the passengers of the ill-fated plane fainted when they saw bodies floating in sea on the big screen.

The family members of the passengers of AirAsia flight were called in at the search operations headquarters to be briefed by Indonesian officials. However, one family member of passengers on board collapsed at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, after seeing the floating bodies.

The pictures of floating bodies were broadcast on television and relatives of the missing gathered at a crisis centre in Surabaya wept with heads in their hands. The relatives of passengers wait for the latest news of the jetliner.

The Flight QZ8501 operated by Indonesia AirAsia lost radar contact in poor weather on Sunday morning with 162 people on board from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. The Indonesia authorities confirmed crash and suspected that the ill-fated flight could be at the bottom of the sea.

The flight, which had sought permission from Indonesian air traffic control to ascend to avoid clouds, is still a mystery as nothing has been ascertained.

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