Kaylene Mann already lost her brother and sister-in-law when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean this March, and the Australian woman has now learned that her stepdaughter died on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine Thursday.
According to The Associated Press, Mann’s stepdaughter Maree Rizk had just capped a four-week European holiday with her husband. Friday morning, Mann received the devastating news that the couple would not be returning home.
“It’s just brought everyone, everything back,” said Greg Burrows, Mann’s brother. “It’s just … ripped our guts again.”
Still, Burrows does not blame Malaysia Airlines for his family’s grief.
“Nobody could predict they were going to get shot down,” he explained. “That was out of their hands.”