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MH17: Bodies arrive in Kharkiv before moving to their final resting place

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MH17: Bodies arrive in Kharkiv before moving to their final resting place

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A train carrying the remains of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has arrived in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

The jetliner crashed in the restive east on Thursday, killing 298 people. So far, 282 bodies have been found.

Two thirds of the victims were Dutch. Ukrainian officials say the remains will be transported from Kharkiv to the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, a senior Ukrainian separatist leader has handed over the airliner’s ‘black box’ flight recorders to Malaysian authorities in Donetsk.

It’s a long-awaited vital step in the international investigation into the disaster.