65 victims of flight MH17 identified, experts departing eastern Ukraine

65 victims of flight MH17 identified, experts departing eastern Ukraine

Forensic experts from the Netherlands have identified a total of 65 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, officials said on Saturday as quoted by AFP. Meanwhile, the last teams of the Dutch, Australian and Malaysian investigators were departing eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands, Netherlands national news agency (ANP) reported. “Of the victims, 21 were Dutch and the other 21 another nationality,” the Dutch Justice Ministry said in a statement. “The specific nationalities of the other victims are not being revealed on the request of their countries’ embassies,” it added. Arie de Bruijn, forensics investigation coordinator, said on Friday that around 176 “more or less” complete bodies have arrived in the Netherlands as well as 527 body parts. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a scheduled international commercial flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed on July 17, 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.

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