Netherlands holds memorial for MH17 victims

HUNDREDS of people have gathered in the Dutch capital Amsterdam to commemorate passengers who died in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster.

Of the plane’s 298 victims, 200 were from the Netherlands.

More than 1,600 family members and friends of those killed attended the service, including King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte.


MH17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine in July.

It’s widely believed pro-Russian rebels used a missile to shoot the plane down, although the exact cause of the crash has yet to be established.