A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was reportedly shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border Thursday killing all 295 people on board, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry said.
Both government officials and pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied responsibility.
An aide quoted by Interfax said the total number of dead in the crash was more than 300 and includes 23 U.S. citizens, while an Associated Press reporter at the scene reported seeing at least 22 bodies.
In brief comments made in Delaware Thursday afternoon, President Obama called the crash a “terrible tragedy.” He added the White House was aware of reports of American fatalities and was working to determine whether there were U.S. citizens on board flight MH17.
damn man, that’s just fucking horrible.
p.s. malaysia just can’t catch a break…