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Train carrying remains of MH17 victims arrives in Kharkiv

Forensic specialists from Germany at a hotel in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Forensic specialists from Germany at a hotel in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.   | Photo Credit: Sergei Chuzavkov

A train bearing the bodies of the people, who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.

The train on Tuesday pulled into a railway station in Kharkhiv, where Ukrainian authorities have set up their crash investigation centre.

For many, it is the next stop on their journey home to the Netherlands. Of the 295 who died, 193 were Dutch citizens.

Oleksander Kharchenko, spokesman for the state committee on the crash, said “we will do our best” to send the bodies to the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Ukraine has agreed to send remains of all the victims there for identification and forensic investigation.

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