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Published: Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 4:30:02 PM
Updated: Sunday July 20, 2014 MYT 4:31:08 PM

Ukraine's Donetsk emergencies ministry says found 196 bodies at crash site

KIEV (Reuters) - The local department of Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry in the eastern Donetsk region said on Sunday 196 bodies had been found at the site where the Malaysian airliner crashed.

"As of 7 a.m. on July 20, in the Shakhtarsky region of the crash site of the Boeing 777, 196 bodies were found," it said in a statement, adding that divers were involved in the search because the area included a reservoir.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Alison Williams)

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