Two more MH17 crash victims identified

Two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine have been identified, raising total number of the identified victims to 294, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice announced.

IANS| Updated: Dec 12, 2014, 12:22 PM IST

The Hague: Two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine have been identified, raising total number of the identified victims to 294, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice announced.

The flight crashed July 17 over Ukraine airspace, killing all 298 passengers on board, of whom 196 were Dutch citizens. Four victims, who remain unidentified, were Dutch, Xinhua reported on Friday.

All identifications of the victims have been carried out in Hilversum, a city in North Holland province, by the National Forensic Investigation Team (LTFO) based on tooth status, fingerprints or DNA.

Information about the remaining four unidentified victims might be available on the body parts currently present in Hilversum.

A Dutch military transport aircraft arrived at Eindhoven Air Base, the home base of the Royal Netherlands Air Force`s transport aircraft on November 28, from Kharkiv, carrying six coffins with the victims` remains.

Kharkiv is Ukraine`s second largest city in the northeast part of the country, from where the remains of many crash victims were gathered.