Dutch government declare national day of mourning
Published 22/07/2014 | 20:36
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".