Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Day Of National Mourning

 Thursday 7th August, 2014

Today is a day of national mourning for the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot out of the sky over Ukraine on the 17th July.

38 Australians, including children, lost their lives along with 193 Dutch, 43 Malaysian, 12 Indonesian, 10 English as well as people from the Phillipines, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium and Germany.  

This is the second tragedy to strike Malaysian airlines this year.  Back in March Flight MH370 disappeared from the radar screen as it flew from Kuala Lumpur enroute to China.  To this day the plane has not been found.  There have been no signs of wreckage and it remains a mystery as to what happened to the plane.  Australians were also on board this flight.