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Malaysia sends team of experts to probe passenger Boeing crash in Ukraine

July 18, 2014, 5:46 UTC+3 SINGAPORE
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SINGAPORE, July 18, /ITAR-TASS/. Malaysia has sent a team of experts to Ukraine to investigate into the crash of an Malaysian passenger liner that killed nearly 300 people, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told journalists on Friday.

He also said the Ukrainian leaders had pledged to provide a humanitarian corridor to reach the crash area. Apart from that, he said he had discussed the issue of setting up an international investigator team over the phone with United States President Barack Obama, who had reassured of assistance.

A Boeing-777 of the Malaysian Airlines that was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur disappeared from the radars and crashed on Thursday evening near the settlement of Grabovo in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. All those who were onboard the plane - 283 passengers, including three nurslings, and 15 crew members - died. According to preliminary data, passengers included citizens of the Netherlands, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Malaysia.

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