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Over 250 bodies retrieved from Malaysian Boeing crash site in eastern Ukraine

July 21, 2014, 10:53 UTC+3 KIEV
According to reports as of 7 a.m., July 21, 251 bodies and 66 fragments of bodies were found, delivered and loaded on refrigerated railroad cars at Torez railway station
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At the site of the crash

At the site of the crash

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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
KIEV, July 21. /ITAR-TASS/. As many as 251 bodies were retrieved at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing-777 passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian State Service for Emergency Situations reported this on Monday.

“According to reports as of 7 a.m., July 21, 251 bodies and 66 fragments of bodies were found, delivered and loaded on refrigerated railroad cars at Torez railway station,” the Ukrainian emergencies service said.

The search area makes 120 square kilometers. “As many as 810 people, including 335 emergency staff and 35 units of machinery are involved in the search-and-rescue operation in the air disaster area and for special works in Kiev,” the press service noted.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 airliner en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the area of combat actions between local militias and Ukrainian governmental troops in east Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Thursday, July 17. All 298 people aboard the plane died in the air crash.

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