298 people died yesterday July 17th when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blasted out of the sky
at 32,000 by a surface-to-air missile, allegedly by pro-Russian rebels.
Among the dead were 80 children, including three Australian children, (pictured left), Mo Maslin, 12, (left), his brother Otis, eight, (centre) and sister
Evie Maslin, 10, (right) who were traveling with their
grandfather Nick Morris. According to Australian newspapers, the
family had been on holiday and the
children’s parents had remained in Amsterdam for a few extra days while
Mr Norris took his grandchildren on MH17 to get them back to Australia
in time for school. The plane was going from Kuala Lumpur to Australia.
More than 100 AIDS researchers who were heading to an international conference in Australia were also on board the plane.
There were 173 passengers from the Netherlands, 27 from Australia, 44
from Malaysia, 12 from Indonesia, 9 from the UK, 4 from Belgium, 4 from
Germany, 3 from Philippines, 1 from Canada and from New Zealand. See
more photos after the cut…
Victim: Briton Glenn Thomas, 49, UN worker from Blackpool
Real estate agent Albert Rizk, and wife Marie. And Melbourne student Elaine Teoh (right)
Victims: Perth man Nick Norris (left). Nun, Sister Philomene Tiernan
(right), a teacher at eastern Sydney’s Catholic girls’ school in
Recently retired pathologist Roger Guard (left) and his wife Jill (right)
Passport of a Dutch teenager
Pilot: Eugene Choo Jin Leong was flying MH17 when it was shot down.
The Maslin kids
Regis Crolla, left, was one of the 173 Dutch nationals on board the
flight out of Amsterdam, while stweardess Azrina Yakob, right, was
working on board the flight
AIDS researchers Pim de Kuijer (left) and Martine de Schutter (right)
were travelling to Melbourne for an AIDS conference
Leading HIV researcher Joep Lange
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