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Most of Malaysian Chinese victims in MH17 crash will be cremated in Netherlands

Published on Aug 11, 2014 9:19 AM
Men carry a coffin containing human remains collected over the last couple of days at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, upon its arrival at the Eindhoven Airport, the Netherlands on Aug 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

SEMENYIH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Most of the 12 Malaysian Chinese victims on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will be cremated in the Netherlands before their remains are returned to Malaysia.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said some of their families consented to this but he could not specify the exact number of families that had agreed to it.

"So far, two Malaysians have been identified in the ongoing post-mortem in the Netherlands, which is expected to be completed next week," he said after attending the Nirvana Memorial Garden's Enligh­tenment Ceremony on Sunday.

The annual ceremony, in its 24th year, also included prayers for the MH17 victims.

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