AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet


Kristen Gelineau
July 18, 2014 9:15AM (UTC)

SYDNEY (AP) — The premier of the Australian state hosting an international AIDS conference says a "substantial number" of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.

Victoria Premier Denis Napthine told reporters in Melbourne on Friday that he can confirm many passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines plane were en route to next week's 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne.

Advertisement:

There have been unconfirmed reports that up to 100 people on board the flight were going to the conference. Napthine says it's far too early to give a precise figure.


Kristen Gelineau

MORE FROM Kristen Gelineau

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

From The Wires



BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •