The bodies of a Vietnamese woman and her two children who were killed in the MH17 disaster have been identified in the Netherlands, Le Hai Binh, the Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesman, said at a press briefing Thursday.
Nguyen Ngoc Minh, 37, her daughter Dang Minh Chau, 17 and son Dang Quoc Duy, 13, were all born in Vietnam but later acquired Dutch citizenship.
They were returning to Hanoi from the Netherlands for the summer holiday when the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in the Ukraine on July 17.
The crash claimed the lives of all 298 people on board. So far, 262 victims have been identified, according to Dutch authorities.
According to Binh, the Vietnamese foreign ministry has asked its embassy in the Netherlands to be in close touch with agencies concerned there to offer consular assistance to the family members of the victims when they arrive in the Netherlands on October 12 to repatriate the bodies.
"On behalf of the government, the foreign ministry want to extend [our] deepest condolence to the relatives of Nguyen Ngoc Minh and her two children as well as those who lost their loved ones to the MH17 disaster," Binh said.