MH17/ 6.30am – Taman Selamat, Bukit Mertajam:
Malaysiakini met Jijar Singh, 71, father of crew member Sanjid Singh Sandhu, 41, at their family home.
Jijar said he was heart broken to hear about the airplane tragedy as Sanjid is his only son.
He was told about the news about 4am by his daughter who is currently in Italy.
"He was supposed to come back today after he touched down in KL at 6pm," Jijar said, in between sobs.
Sanjid used to return home often to see his parents.
"I just had two by-pass and my whole body is shivering," added the former TNB staff, in tears.
"We are in such a sad state," he said.
Story by Susan Loone.
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