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Friday, 18 July 2014

First Photos of Passengers of Plane That Was Shot Down yesterday Killing 298, Including 80 Children

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 Kincoppal-Rose Bay,

Recently retired pathologist Roger Guard (left) and his wife Jill (right) from Australian

 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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