MH17 disaster: 225 victims identified so far

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225 MH17 victims identified
The Hague, Sept 20: The number of victims identified in the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has now climbed to 225.

The Dutch ministry of security and justice on Friday said that out of 14 more who have been identified, seven were Dutch, Xinhua reported.

At the request of the embassies of the countries concerned, the nationality of the non-Dutch victims has not been disclosed, the ministry said.

A team of specialists in the army barracks in Hilversum city was tasked with identifying the victims.

It may take several months before every victim will be identified, it said.

Meanwhile the thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.

The Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over separatists-controlled eastern Ukraine July 17, killing all 298 on board.

Of the 298 passengers, 196 people were Dutch.


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