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Wednesday, 1 November, 2000, 02:29 GMT
Counselling offer at LA airport
Victims' relatives with an airline representative
Singapore Airlines is offering counselling for victims' relatives
By David Willis in Los Angeles

Singapore Airlines is anticipating a steady stream of relatives of victims of the crashed Boeing 747 at Los Angeles international airport.

The company is attempting to contact the families of those who were on board Flight SQ006 and officials say they won't be making the passenger manifest public until all the relatives have been contacted.

Crash victim phones home
Victims' relatives are being contacted
A counselling centre has been set up in a hotel near the airport, and members of the Red Cross and the Salvation Army have been drafted in, along with local clergymen.

Accident investigators from America's National Transportation Safety Board are on their way to Taiwan together with senior officials from Singapore Airlines.

They will be particularly keen to interview the pilot and the cockpit crew who, according to initial reports, survived the crash.

Singapore Airlines has issued two hotline numbers for people with relatives on board the flight.

The numbers are: 1-323-934-8833 ext 409, and for those living in the US 1-800-828-0508.

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