Ukraine rescuers recover 181 bodies at Malaysian plane crash site

KIEV Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:13pm IST

Debris from a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed on Thursday lies on the ground near the village of Rozsypne in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Debris from a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed on Thursday lies on the ground near the village of Rozsypne in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev

Related Topics

KIEV (Reuters) - Rescuers have recovered as many as 181 bodies so far at the site of the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine, an official at Kiev's Foreign Ministry told a briefing on Friday.

The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was downed near the Russian border on Thursday, an area where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting Ukrainian government forces since April. All 298 people on board of the plane were pronounced dead.

Andriy Sibiga said the bodies would probably be transported to the nearby Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, which is under the control of the central government.

Separatists have agreed to provide assistance to those investigating the crash of the plane and will ensure safe access for international experts visiting the site, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Gabriela Baczynska/Mark Heinrich)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

PM's Press Meet

PM's Press Meet

Modi takes tea, but no questions, in first press event as PM  Full Article 

Monetary Policy

Monetary Policy

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favours interest rate cut - paper  Full Article 

Troop Withdrawal

Troop Withdrawal

Last U.S. Marines, British combat forces end Afghan operations, prepare withdrawal  Full Article 

'Happy New Year'

'Happy New Year'

Movie Review: Happy New Year.  Full Article 

Bigger Role

Bigger Role

Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services.  Full Article 

New Record

New Record

Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record  Full Article 

Suarez Return

Suarez Return

No joy for Suarez as Real beat Barca in 'Clasico'  Full Article 

Kalki on Margarita

Kalki on Margarita

Kalki on her role in “Margarita, With a Straw”  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage