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Published: Wednesday July 23, 2014 MYT 12:55:03 AM
Updated: Wednesday July 23, 2014 MYT 12:56:03 AM

Interpol team begins identifying victims of flight MH17 crash

PARIS (Reuters) - International police agency Interpol said on Tuesday one of its teams had started identifying victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH 17 flight that crashed over Ukraine last week.

"The remains of victims recovered so far were labelled and numbered before being transported in refrigerated freight wagons from Donetsk to the designated centre of operations in Kharkiv where the Interpol Incident Response Team, along with other international disaster victim identification teams in place, will carry out preliminary examinations," the Lyon, France-based agency said in a statement.

It said that once the preliminary examinations are completed the victims will be transported to the Netherlands where fuller identification will be carried out.

(Reporting By John Irish; editing by Andrew Callus)

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