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Canadian man aboard MH17 remembered by sister

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 01:48

Alexandra Anghel speaks out, after her 24-year-old brother was killed on Malaysian Airlines' tragic flight over eastern Ukraine. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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It's an unimaginable tragedy that has shaken the world. All 298 people on board Malaysian Airlines flight 17 were killed when the jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine. 24-year-old Andrei Anghel was one of the victims. He's believed to be the only Canadian on board that flight. And now his big sister, Alexandra, is left with recent memories: (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALEXANDRA ANGHEL, UKRAINE JET CRASH VICTIM SISTER, SAYING: "I got the message from him saying hey good morning the next time I write you we`ll be in Bali. And I said please be safe Kiddo I love you. And that was it. I pretty sure he saw it because I sent it like five minutes after. I hope he saw it. I just want him to come home." Her brother had been studying in Romania, and was setting off on vacation with his girlfriend. Spending time at her family's Ontario-based home, Alexandra says she hates to talk about her brother in the past tense: (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALEXANDRA ANGHEL, UKRAINE JET CRASH VICTIM SISTER, SAYING: "Somebody shot my little brother out of the air with a friggin missile like I don`t care who did it that's not the point even if you brought the guy right here in front of me that pressed the button to launch that missile or however they didn't it its not going to bring my brother back so being angry at whoever did it I mean it's a war zone." The war rages on between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, whose conflict has resonated worldwide.

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Canadian man aboard MH17 remembered by sister

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 01:48