Another two Victorians killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have been formally identified and are coming home.
The children of well-known Sunbury couple Albert and Maree Rizk released a short statement on Sunday evening confirming their parents have been identified out of the victims recovered from the crash site.
‘‘We wish to thank all those who have helped identify our parents, Maree and Albert, whom we miss so dearly,’’ the statement reads.
‘‘Our thoughts are also with all the families affected by this tragedy. We look forward now to the return of our parents and hope that all the families will soon have their loved ones returned to them.”
Last week, Victorian couple Mary and Gerry Menke, of Mallacoota, became the first Australians killed in the MH17 tragedy to be formally identified out of the flight's 298 victims.
The Australian government is not disclosing the identities of any passengers who are formally identified unless their families wish to release the information.
Families are being offered flights to the Netherlands in order to accompany their loved ones back to Australia.