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MH17 CRASH: Nationalities of all passengers on board identified
Publication Date : 20-07-2014
The nationalities of all the passengers on board MH17 have been identified.
Malaysia Airlines, in a statement yesterday, said it was now working closely with the respective embassies to notify the next of kin of the passengers.
According to the airline, there were 193 passengers from the Netherlands (including one with dual citizenship--Dutch and US), 43 Malaysians (including 15 crew members and two infants), 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians (including one infant), 10 from Britain (including one with dual citizenship--British and South African), four each from Germany and Belgium, three from the Philippines, one from Canada and one from New Zealand.
“Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilise its full support to provide all possible care to the next-of-kin" said the airline.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.
“The airline will provide regular updates on the situation,” it said in a statement.
The airline also provided the following contact information for the passengers' next of kin: +603 7884 1234 (Malaysia) or +31703487770 (Netherlands).