272 bodies recovered from MH17 crash site
Updated: 2014-07-21 19:13
People surround a refrigerator wagon as monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and members of a forensic team inspect the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez July 21, 2014. The head of a Dutch forensic team said on Monday a train, carrying the remains of victims from the Malaysian airliner crash, should set off later on Monday to a place where "we can do our work".[Photo/Agencies]
KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said on Monday that rescuers have recovered 272 bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
"272 bodies have been found and 251 of them are in refrigerators in Torez train station," Yatsenyuk told reporters at a press conference here.
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He suggested that the Netherlands lead investigation into the incident.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with 298 people aboard crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine, with no survivors found so far. Among the victims, there were 193 Dutch citizens.
The Ukrainian government and insurgents in eastern region have traded barbs, accusing each other of being responsible for the incident and hindering the investigation.