Saturday 31 January 2015

Dutch government declare national day of mourning

Published 22/07/2014 | 20:36

Candle light vigil: A Ukrainian man lights up candles for the victims of MH17
Candle light vigil: A Ukrainian man lights up candles for the victims of MH17

The Dutch government has declared tomorrow a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The country's king and queen will be at an air base in Eindhoven to greet two military planes scheduled to arrive in the afternoon carrying the first victims' remains.

The government said church bells can be rung during the day and for the five minutes preceding the flights' arrival. Dignitaries will then observe a minute's silence and "everybody can join in".

Promoted articles

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News