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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: First victim identified, says official

Published on Jul 27, 2014 6:05 AM
People watch as the convoy of hearses arrives at the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum on July 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

THE HAGUE (AFP) - Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed when Flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine last week, the Dutch government said on Saturday.

"Today, the first victim of the Flight MH17 disaster was identified," the justice ministry said in a statement.

"It's a Dutch citizen and the victim's family and mayor of where they lived have been informed."

The ministry did not publicly release the identity of the victim.

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