Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: 196 bodies found at crash site, says Ukraine

Members of the Ukrainian Emergency Ministry carry a body at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region on July 19, 2014. The local department of Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry in the eas
Members of the Ukrainian Emergency Ministry carry a body at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region on July 19, 2014. The local department of Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry in the eastern Donetsk region said on Sunday, July 20, 2014, that 196 bodies had been found at the site where MH17 crashed. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (REUTERS) - The local department of Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry in the eastern Donetsk region said on Sunday 196 bodies had been found at the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed.

"As of 7 am on July 20, in the Shakhtarsky region of the crash site of the Boeing 777, 196 bodies were found," it said in a statement, adding that divers were involved in the search because the area included a reservoir.