MH17 disaster anniversary: Australia holds memorial service

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Canberra, July 17: A memorial service was organised in Australia on Friday to mark the first anniversary of MH17 disaster that claimed lives of 298 people including 39 Australians.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed on July 17, 2014 over Ukraine while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

MH17 disaster: Memorial held in Oz

In Malaysia, a memorial service was held in Kuala Lumpur on 11 July - because the anniversary of the disaster comes at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, BBC reported.

The sombre memorial service at Kuala Lumpur International Airport was attended by Prime Minister Najib Razak, and relatives of those who died used the opportunity to air their continued frustrations over the handling of the tragedy.

The Malaysia Airlines' passenger list showed flight MH17 was carrying 193 Dutch nationals (including one with dual US nationality), 43 Malaysians (including 15 crew), 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians and 10 Britons (including one with dual South African citizenship).

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2014 specially proved to be a big loss for the aviation industry world wide as many aviation accidents took place that left the world shell shocked.

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