Australian woman touched by both Malaysia Airline tragedies

Representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation and Ukrainian experts arrive at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jet, near the village of Hrabove, Friday, July 18, 2014. Representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and four Ukrainian experts had traveled into rebel-controlled areas to begin an investigation into the attack that killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation and Ukrainian experts arrive at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jet, near the village of Hrabove, Friday, July 18, 2014. Representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and four Ukrainian experts had traveled into rebel-controlled areas to begin an investigation into the attack that killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

SYDNEY (AP) – An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.

Kaylene Mann’s brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on Flight 370 when it vanished in March. On Friday, she found out that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed along with 297 other passengers on board Flight 17 when it crashed in Ukraine.

Mann’s brother Greg Burrows says news of the second tragedy to hit the family has “ripped our guts again.”

Rizk and her husband Albert were returning home to Melbourne from a four-week European vacation.

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