Malaysia Airlines MH17 catastrophe made one more victim! A 93-year-old Dutchman died from broken heart caused by the loss of his only daughter, his son in law and two grandchildren, said the family.
According to the publication, Hendrik Palm, a resident of northern Dutch city of Roden, died on Tuesday, five days after Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 jet was downed with 298 people on board, of which 193 were Dutch.
A day of mourning was declared on Wednesday in the Netherlands. Palm’s death notice pays tribute to the four family members who were on the doomed flight.
Media in the Netherlands wrote that the family, who lived in Roden, was going on holiday in Malaysia. Henk Palm’s grandson Merel was 17 and his brother Mark, 12.
Contacted by regional station RTV Drenthe, a cousin of Erla said that she who took care of her father, a widower and infirm.
Many messages of condolence were posted on the Internet.
“Dear Palm, sorry that you died heartbroken and I hope you are with your daughter,” writes “a mother”.
Many bodies were brought to Holland to be identified, but others are still at the disaster site, where investigators work is hampered by intensified armed confrontations between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.