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Jun 19, 2007 at 12:27pm IST

Crash victims' kin hope for miracle

Ernakulam (Kerala): George Joseph Kocherry had just fulfilled his wish for a house in Kerala, but his dream of living in it remains unfulfilled.

He and his wife Mariya Joseph were returning to India for their house warming and their son's wedding on May 20, when the Kenya Airways plane they were on, crashed into a mangrove forest in Cameroon on Sunday.

George Joseph's family is shocked, and is trying to come to terms with the reality.

“We are shocked by the news,” says Joseph's cousin, Maybel.

Joseph's brother-in-law, Jude says, ”He is very bold. And if he is alive he will come out of this forest with his wife.”

Families of those on board are still waiting for a miracle. But what's making it harder for them is the fact that there is hardly any information available about the crash.

"The youngest son told us that they have met with an accident. There is no other information,” says a cousin of another victim Kevin Joseph, Jacqualine Rodriquez.

The Indian High Commission in Kenya on Sunday released the list of 15 Indians who were among the 114 passengers on board the Kenyan Airliner, and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has said that the Government would help in bringing back bodies.