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Innocence lost in MH17 tragedy

Biloela couple Irene and George Burrows have been dealt a double blow
Biloela couple Irene and George Burrows have been dealt a double blow Rebecca Elliott

A cruel twist of fate has struck a Biloela family twice in just over four months.

Irene and George Burrows have lost two more family members in a Malaysian Airlines tragedy.

Mr and Mrs Burrows are still coming to grips with the loss of their son, Rodney, and daughter-in-law, Mary, in the MH370 flight which mysteriously disappeared on March 8.

Today they were faced with the news that two Melbourne relatives died in the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

At least 28 Australians were among the 298 passengers were on board.

Community leaders and residents from across the region condemned the act of violence by what is believed to have been a group of separatists.

Topics:  mh17, plane crash




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