Vancouver’s Malaysian Consulate General holding condolence signing for victims of downed Malaysian Airliner MH17

Published: July 21, 2014

Ukrainian emergency workers carry a stretcher with a victim’s body in a bag through a field at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Monday, July 21, 2014. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

VANCOUVER DESI

The Malaysian Consulate General in Vancouver is holding a condolence signing Monday through Wednesday for the victims and families of those who perished on the Malaysian Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

According to a release, the Consulate General is holding the signing “for anyone wanting to convey their condolences toward the victims and families of all who perished on MH17.”

The passenger plane, carrying 295 people, was shot down on Thursday, killing everyone on board. This is the second disaster to strike Malaysia Airlines, following the disappearance of Flight 370 in March, which was carrying 239 people aboard.

The Malaysian Consulate General is located at 1805 – 1111 W. Georgia St. in downtown Vancouver and will hold signings Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels fighting central Kiev authorities claimed on Thursday that the Malaysian airline that crashed in Ukraine had been shot down by a Ukrainian jet. AFP PHOTO/DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

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