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Prayers flood Twitter as search for missing Malaysian airliner continues

/ 01:59 PM March 09, 2014

A woman, center, surrounded by media covers her mouth on her arrival at a hotel which is prepared for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing airplane, in Beijing, China Saturday, March 8, 2014. AP

MANILA, Philippines – Distraught by news of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that carried 239 people, netizens took to Twitter to call for prayers.

Since Flight MH370 disappeared on Saturday morning, people of different faiths and nationalities have been posting prayers for the passengers and condoling messages for their relatives.

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As a result, the hashtag #PrayForMH370 has been trending on Twitter since Saturday. Photos and artwork about the incident have also been posted on the social network.

Among the photographs shared are believed to be from the children of some of the passengers, calling out to their parents to return.

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Many are still hoping for the best although there is still no trace of the jetliner, except a 12-mile long oil slick off Vietnam.

Several nations have already lent a hand to the search operations.

The Boeing 777 was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when it lost contact with air traffic control.

View the some of the photos and posts below:

http://storify.com/inquirerdotnet/prayers-flood-twitter-as-search-for-missing-plane

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