Call for prayer after death of 295 in Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy

Crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17By Reuben Walker

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has called for prayers after 295 people, including 27 Australians, died in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 near the Ukrainian Russian border.

“We offer our condolences to all the families and friends who have lost love ones,” Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of the WEA, said in a statement.

“I am calling on our global family to pray for those who have lost family or friends as a result of the tragedy,” Dr. Tunnicliff said.

Though the exact motive behind the downing of the flight is yet to be confirmed, suspicions are that the hostile act was committed by people engaged in the ongoing conflict in the region.