Netherlands remember MH17 Victims

Updated Tuesday 11 November 2014 15:29
Netherlands remember MH17 Victims
Netherlands remember MH17 Victims on a day tagged MHI7 Dutch Memorial Day. The Victims were honoured in Amsterdam.

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According to the BBC, Hundreds of bereaved family members and friends of passengers who died in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster have gathered in the Dutch capital Amsterdam to commemorate the dead.

There were 298 victims from 10 countries

  • Netherlands: 196
  • Malaysia: 42
  • Australia: 27
  • Indonesia: 11
  • UK: 10
  • Belgium: 4
  • Germany: 3
  • Philippines: 3
  • Canada: 1
  • New Zealand: 1
Dutch PM Mark Rutte said many questions remained unanswered over what happened to MH17

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks during the national commemoration in Amsterdam (10 November 2014)

According to the BBC, 

Mr Rutte said that the commemoration would provide "a chance for the Netherlands to show the next-of-kin that they are not standing alone".

However, the BBC's Anna Holligan in the Netherlands says that Mr Rutte still cannot answer the most pressing questions asked by bereaved families - who was responsible for shooting down the plane and when will all of the remains of the victims be repatriated?

Such was the impact of the MH17 crash in the Netherlands that 17 July 2014 is often referred to as the country's 9/11.

Aircraft debris field and recovered parts identified on plane Parts of the plane were found 8km (5 miles) from the main debris site

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