From the Straits Times.

A TORRENTIAL tropical rainstorm beat down from darkened skies on Thursday as mourners began a funeral mass for Singapore’s ‘angel’ killed by armed militants in Mumbai over a week ago.

The downpour continued even as Ms Lo Hwei Yen’s white coffin left the St Teresa’s Church near Bukit Purmei for Mandai Crematorium.

Ms Lo, 28, a lawyer, was one of at least 188 people, including 22 foreigners, killed in a shooting and grenade rampage by 10 militants who terrorised Mumbai for 60 hours last week.

The church was packed for the private funeral service, attended by over 200 people, who had earlier attended a prayer session at her family home in Lower Delta Road.

Ms Lo’s death has jolted the nation, and sparked off an outpouring of grief and support for her family. Hundreds of Singaporeans, including cabinet ministers and the President, have turned out during the week for her wake.

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