Ukraine flight crash victims include 100 AIDS workers

(AGI) Melbourne, July 18 - At least 100 of the victims of theplane crash in Ukraine were activists and NGO workerstravelling to Melbourne for an AIDS conference, reportedAustralian newspapers. The former president of theInternational AIDS Society, Joep Lange, was also on board. Thesociety did not give the exact number of those going to theconference, but said "a number of colleagues and friends wereon board the Malaysia Airlines flight." The plane was hit by amissile as it passed over eastern Ukraine. (AGI) . .

(AGI) Melbourne, July 18 - At least 100 of the victims of theplane crash in Ukraine were activists and NGO workerstravelling to Melbourne for an AIDS conference, reportedAustralian newspapers. The former president of theInternational AIDS Society, Joep Lange, was also on board. Thesociety did not give the exact number of those going to theconference, but said "a number of colleagues and friends wereon board the Malaysia Airlines flight." The plane was hit by amissile as it passed over eastern Ukraine. (AGI) . .