MH17: No more human remains found

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IOL pic july21 malaysia ukraine mh17 tail wreckage in field Reuters A part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is pictured in a field at the crash site, near the village of Hrabove, in Ukraine's Donetsk region, on July 20, 2014. Picture: Maxim Zmeyev

Amsterdam - The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains.

Speaking from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 88 experts on Sunday searched an area of six square kilometres near the village of Rozsypne in the fields where the plane's wreckage is scattered.

The recovery effort was initially slowed by fighting between pro-Russia separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces nearby and is expected to take several weeks.

Flight MH17 was downed on July 17, killing all 298 passengers and crew, most of them Dutch.

Remains of more than 200 victims have been found transferred to the Netherlands for identification. - Sapa-AP



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