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International experts come to air crash site in east Ukraine again — OSCE

August 04, 2014, 14:15 UTC+3 VIENNA
The group of specialists includes experts from the Netherlands and Australia
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VIENNA, August 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Eight OSCE observers and more than 100 international experts have re-started the search for those dead in the crash of a Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine’s Donetsk region, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said in a statement on Monday.

The group of specialists includes experts from the Netherlands and Australia. They came to the Malaysia Airlines jet crash site near the settlement of Grabovo, 79 kilometres east of the city of Donetsk on Thursday, July 31. The international fact-finding group has been working at the air crash site already for the fourth day.

. Their task is to search for the bodies of those killed in the air crash and their personal belongings.

“Eight observers from the OSCE special monitoring mission arrived at the crash scene of the MH17 [flight] along with over 100 experts [from the Netherlands and Australia] with trained rescue dogs,” the mission said. “A long day of intensive work to recover remains [of victims] is ahead of them.”

Experts earlier reported finding remains of some passengers over the past days of searching but did not specify the number. Discovered remains of the bodies and personal belongings are expected to be taken by plane to the Netherlands today on Monday.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 airplane on the way from the Dutch city of Amsterdam to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, crashed in Donetsk region on July 17. The 298 aboard the airplane died in the air crash. In the first days after the air disaster militias have found more than 200 bodies which had already been delivered to the Netherlands where they are being identified.

For the last few days experts said that they had found new bodies, but did not specify how many.

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