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Bodies of 181 victims found at crash site of flight MH17 in east Ukraine

July 18, 2014, 16:30 UTC+3 KIEV
Interpol specialists will identify the victims in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in east Ukraine’s Donetsk region
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The crash site

The crash site

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KIEV, July 18. /ITAR-TASS/. The bodies of 181 victims were discovered at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. Andrei Sybiga, Director of the consular service department at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, said this at a media briefing on Friday.

The committee investigating the airplane’s tragedy held its first meeting on Friday. “According to reports on Friday, 181 people were found dead,” Sybiga said.

The special forensic identification laboratory will be located in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, he said. “The bodies of casualties will be delivered to the city of Kharkov where a forensic identification laboratory will be located,” he said. The Interior Ministry has confirmed that the forensic identification laboratory had been relocated to the city of Kharkiv, he said.

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Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. 280 passengers and 15 crewmembers have died. Infographics by ITAR-TASS
Relatives of the victims will receive visas upon arrival at Kiev’s airport Borispol, the Ukrainian high-ranking diplomat said. Diplomats are already working at Borispol to help foreign citizens who are relatives of the air crash victims, Sybiga said.

Interpol specialists will identify the victims in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in east Ukraine’s Donetsk region, the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported on Friday. Parliament-appointed Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Interpol Secretary-General Ronald Noble had a telephone conversation and agreed on delivering these specialists to Ukraine, the press service said.

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