Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Politicians, sportsmen take to social networks to express shock and condolences
Published on Jul 19, 2014 6:26 PM
Politicians, sportsmen and other famous names have taken to social networks to express their shock and condolences after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.
All 298 people on board, including 192 Dutch nationals and 44 Malaysians, were killed when MH17 was taken down by a suspected missile strike.
We collect some of the postings here:
Shocked & saddened to hear of #MH17 crash in Ukraine. Our thoughts & prayers are with the passengers & crew, & their families. – LHL
— Lee Hsien Loong (@leehsienloong) July 17, 2014
I personally share the grief of the families of those on board #MH17. My step-grandmother was one of the passengers.
— Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) July 19, 2014
— Hishammuddin Hussein (@HishammuddinH2O) July 19, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron:
I'm shocked and saddened by the Malaysian air disaster. Officials from across Whitehall are meeting to establish the facts.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) July 17, 2014
British Labour Party chief Ed Miliband:
Truly awful news about the Malaysian Airlines flight. My thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends.
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) July 17, 2014
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) July 19, 2014
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso:
Flight MH17 crash truly shocking. Facts need to be established immediately. My thoughts with families of victims.
— José Manuel Barroso (@BarrosoEU) July 17, 2014
National Basketball Association player Pau Gasol:
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 17, 2014
English Premier League football club Newcastle United:
We are deeply saddened to learn that two members of the #NUFC family lost their lives on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 18, 2014
Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons:
prayers to all of the families of the passengers and crew on #MH17.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 17, 2014