The crowds of relatives who filled Jakarta’s international airport on Monday during an agonising wait to learn the fate of the 189 passengers on board a crashed Lion Air plane wept – but Gerian Sanusi Putra said he only felt numb.

His niece Kyara, a cherubic 15-month-old toddler, was believed to be the youngest victim of the latest airline tragedy to hit the Southeast Asian nation, when flight JT610 nosedived into the sea 13 minutes after take off, en route from Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra.

Kyara had been with her parents, Gerian’s older brother, Rizal Gilang Sanusi Putra, 26, a power company employee, and his dentist wife, Wita Seriani, 26, on a trip to visit…

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