SYDNEY, July 31, /ITAR-TASS/. Australia’s government has declared August 7 a day of national mourning for the victims of the Boeing 777 jet crash, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday.
Flags will fly at half-mast. A funeral service will be held at Melbourne’s St Patrick Cathedral.
On July 17, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 passenger airliner on flight from the Dutch city of Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine’s embattled Donetsk Region, killing all 298 people on board.