1. An Australian family who lost two relatives when Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in March lost two more family members when flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine on Thursday.
Kaylene Mann, from Queensland, lost her brother and sister-in-law when flight MH370 disappeared earlier this year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Today she found out that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, and Rizk’s husband were on board MH17 when it went down near the Russian border yesterday.
2. Her brother, Greg Burrows, told reporters: “It’s just ripped our guts again.”
He also told the Courier Mail: “It has been a very trying day.
“This has just blown everyone clean out of the water.’’
3. It is believed 298 people were on board flight MH17 when it crashed on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.
They included at least 173 people from the Netherlands, 44 people from Malaysia, 28 Australians, 12 Indonesians, and nine Britons.