Entire families were among the 298 victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. More names and faces of the 80 children have been revealed, including 21-month-old Kaela Goes — just one of three infants aboard the doomed flight.
The tragedy of MH17 continues to unfold as more and more victims are revealed. Now, heartbreaking new pictures and information about the 80 children who were killed when MH17 was allegedly shot down out of the sky have been released. Entire families were killed in the tragedy, as multiple children were traveling on the plane with their parents.
Malaysian Flight MH17: Entire Families Of Parents & Children Killed
Malaysian Airlines’ Flight MH17 is an international tragedy, but few details are more heartbreaking than the 80 children and babies whose lives were lost far too soon.
As previously reported, at least three infants were aboard MH17, and now we have our first look at their heartbreaking family photos, reports the Daily Mail.
Kaela Goes, 21 months old, was among the MH17 victims. Just months before her second birthday, the sweet little girl with big beautiful eyes was traveling home to Malaysia with her parents after visiting their relatives in Holland.
The sweet little girl holding a Dora The Explorer doll in the photo above Margaux van den Hende, 8, was aboard MH17 with her two older brothers Marnix, 12, and Piers, 15, and their parents Shaliza and Hans.
After news of their death broke in their hometown of Eynesbury, Australia, over 600 friends, family members, and residents attended a memorial service for the family of five who was taken too soon.
There were also two families who lived on the same street in the Netherlands aboard MH17, including three children ages ranging from 8 to 10. All three children, including their four parents, were killed when the flight crashed to the ground. They were headed to Bali for a group vacation.
These are just a handful of the names of the 80 children and infants who were killed on flight MH17 — all very heartbreaking to hear.
Removing Bodies From Crash Site Took 4 Days
The bodies of the victims who were recovered from the MH17 crash site were finally released on July 21.
Flight MH17 crashed to the ground after allegedly being shot down on July 17, and due to political unrest it has been very difficult for rescue workers to get their jobs done.
Thankfully, the bodies were bagged and loaded onto a refrigerated train on Monday and will hopefully be returned to their respective family members as soon as possible so that the necessary funeral arrangements can be made.
So sad. Our thoughts remain with the families and victims of flight MH17.
— Lauren Cox