MH17 : WHO Media Officer killed worked as a BBC reporter

Former BBC journalist Glenn Thomas was one of the 298 victims killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile.

49-year-old Glenn Thomas, who was working as a media officer for the World Health Organization in Geneva, was en-route to an aids conference in Australia, when he and 297 other passengers were killed during a missile attack that downed the plane.

The Briton was among 10 confirmed killed in the attack, which included 189 nationals from the Netherlands, and passengers from 9 other confirmed countries.

The media officer was remembered today by the WHO and the BBC World Service Group for his contribution to journalism.

At his post at the WHO, Thomas had been responsible for hosting press conferences and promoting the work of WHO to journalists.

It is currently believed that Russian separatists were involved in shooting down the airliner.

President Obama just concluded a press conference stating that pro-Russian rebels have been receiving a "flow of arms and training from Russia."

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