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More human remains recovered at MH17 crash site


AMSTERDAM – The Dutch government on Saturday said experts had recovered more remains of victims at the Malaysia Airlines crash site, three and a half months after the Boeing 777 went down over the skies of eastern Ukraine.

The government added that the remains would be examined by forensic experts in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv before being flown to the Netherlands, where most of the victims came from.

Report says all 298 passengers and crew were killed when MH17 went down on July 17 over rebel-held territory in Ukraine while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

However, the remains of 289 have been identified.

Access to the site has been limited by ongoing fighting between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

Dutch and Ukrainian teams took advantage of a lull in hostilities to visit the scene on Friday.

A preliminary report released in September said the jet broke up in the air, probably after being hit “by a large number of high-energy objects’’. (dpa/NAN)

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