All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane lost their lives after the jet crashed into a field in eastern Ukraine, close to the border with Russia. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was travelling over the conflict-hit region on 17 July when it plummeted to the ground.

The US has accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down the plane with a missile, probably by mistake. Russia has blamed Ukrainian government forces.

The dead include 283 passengers - of which 80 are children - and 15 crew members. The country mourning the biggest number of victims is the Netherlands, followed by Malaysia and Australia.

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About the victims

Nationality

  • Netherlands
    193
  • Malaysia
    43 (15 crew)
  • Australia
    27
  • Indonesia
    12
  • UK
    10
  • Belgium
    4
  • Germany
    4
  • Philippines
    3
  • New Zealand
    1
  • Canada
    1
  • Total victims 298
  • Male 157
  • Female 141