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6 colleagues on MH17 - top Aids offical

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Melbourne - International Aids Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi on Saturday said six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested.

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Luggage and belongings are seen near the site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Photo: Maxim Zmeyev

“The number that we have confirmed through our contacts with authorities in Australia, in Malaysia and Dutch authorities as well is six people. It may be a little bit more, but not the numbers that have been announced,” she said. - Sapa-AFP

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