Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Plane crashes in Tripoli

This morning, Wednesday 12th May, the Afriqiyah Airways plane from Johannesburg crashed while trying to land at Tripoli in Libya. 104 people were killed, with only one survivor, a child. Our hearts and prayers go out for them and their loved ones.

World In Need representative Rev. Tope Ajanaku was in Tripoli airport, waiting to board that very plane for the next stage of its journey, to London. Tope was on his way to attend the World In Need International Conference which starts on Saturday in Crowborough, England. He and his fellow passengers could only stand in helpless horror as their plane disintegrated.

The passengers made their way to England on a different flight, and as they arrived at Gatwick they were separated from their fellow travellers so they could be looked after, treated for shock and given bereavement counselling. They may find they need further help as time goes by.

We thank God that Tope has arrived in England safely. We would ask for your prayers for him and for all WIN representatives travelling to the conference, for safety and well being on their journeys.

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