Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

GRABOVKA, UKRAINE - JULY 18:  A Ukrainian police officer searches for human remains found in a field on July 18, 2014 in Grabovka, Ukraine. Air Malaysia flight MH17 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed yesterday on the Ukraine/Russia border near the town of Shaktersk. The Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people including crew members, the majority of the passengers being Dutch nationals, believed to be at least 173, 44 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians and 9 Britons. It has been speculated that the passenger aircraft was shot down by a surface to air missile by warring factions in the region.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) (Brendan Hoffman, 2014 Getty Images)
Air Malaysia Passenger Jet Crashes In Eastern Ukraine Killing All On Board (Brendan Hoffman, 2014 Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/18 5:53 am

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.

Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on Flight 370 when it vanished in March. On Friday, she found out that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed along with 297 other passengers on board Flight 17 when it crashed in Ukraine.

Mann's brother Greg Burrows says news of the second tragedy to hit the family has "ripped our guts again."

Rizk and her husband Albert were returning home to Melbourne from a four-week European vacation.

 

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