Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: All bodies removed from main crash site in Ukraine

Ukrainian rescue workers collect bodies of victims at the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Scores of bodies that had been gathered at the ma
Ukrainian rescue workers collect bodies of victims at the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Scores of bodies that had been gathered at the main Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 have been removed, an AFP reporter said on Sunday, July 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

GRABOVE, Ukraine (AFP) - Scores of bodies that had been gathered at the main Ukraine crash site of Malaysian plane MH17 have been removed, an AFP reporter on the scene said on Sunday.Pro-Russian rebels who had been guarding the impact site also appeared to have left, with about a dozen stretchers, paper masks and plastic gloves abandoned at the scene.Poles marking locations where bodies had been found in the field have also been removed.Local emergency crews, who were also absent from the site Sunday, declined comment when contacted by telephone but said that the separatists would be releasing an official statement later.European security body OSCE said Saturday evening that 55 body bags and 55 markings indicating human remains were seen at the site.