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Netherlands unveils MH17 ‘living memorial’ on 3rd anniversary

17 July 2017
Netherlands unveils MH17 'living memorial' on 3rd anniversary

Three years after Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over Ukraine, over 2,000 relatives will gather on Monday to unveil a “living memorial” for their loved ones.

A total of 298 trees have been planted in the shape of a green ribbon – one for each of the 283 passengers and 15 crew killed in the disaster – in the park close to Schiphol airport where the flight took off from on July 17, 2014.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will join the government officials at the solemn ceremony, where the names of the 298 victims will be read out by their families.