Home > News > Nation
Saturday July 19, 2014 MYT 12:59:00 PM
Saturday July 19, 2014 MYT 1:49:36 PM
A pro-Russian separatist holds up a stuffed toy found at the crash site. – Reuters
PETALING JAYA: Looters are reported to have descended on the Ukrainian field where Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 crashed last Thursday and ransacked victims’ possessions.
According to witnesses, many pieces of luggage that were pulled from the charred crime scene had already been opened and rifled through, USA Today reported.
Among the items left behind were a Minnie Mouse lunchbox, a Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal, family photographs and passports that were still intact.
The daily also reported that the lack of security in the area likely encouraged the “heartless” ransacking.
It said that the scene has not been cordoned off and unidentified men were allowed to walk into the area.
MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport when it crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday.
It was reported to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists.
More MH17 stories here
Tags / Keywords:
MH17 crash, looting, MAS, Ukraine
MH17: Germany blames pro-Russian separatists, says report
MH17 crash: 121 bodies recovered so far, Russian portal reports
MH17 crash: Looters descend on field of death
Najib in Amsterdam to ensure separatists fulfil third condition
MH17 crash: Separatists allow monitors to see area where plane went down
Search underway for missing Italian in Sabah
US hails Malaysia’s stand against IS, militancy
Jakim to conduct probe on 'I Want To Touch A Dog' event
JIPS out to get crooked cops
High-rise living no longer an issue
Najib, Jokowi agree to resolve maritime boundary issue
Paying homage to Hindu deities and attaining bliss on pilgrimages
Najib discusses collaboration with Joko after his inauguration
Marvel’s ‘Civil War’: 5 things you should know
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)