PM Narendra Modi offers condolences to families of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 victims

Condoling the death of those who lost their lives on board ill fated AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India stands firmly with the kins of the victims.

New Delhi: Condoling the death of those who lost their lives on board ill fated AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India stands firmly with the kins of the victims.

PM Modi, who took to Twitter, said, "Our thoughts are with the families of those on Flight QZ8501. We offer our condolences and stand firmly with them in this hour of grief."

After three days of intense search, debris of the missing AirAsia aircraft carrying 162 people was found today in the Java Sea off Indonesia but only three bodies have been retrieved so far even as mystery remained over the cause of the crash.

"Only three bodies have been retrieved and not 40 as previously stated by naval officials", Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief Bambang Soelistyo , amid fading hopes of finding any survivors.

(With PTI inputs)

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