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Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

July 19, 2014

Among the 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were a renowned AIDS researcher, a Dutch senator and an Australian novelist. Malaysian authorities have reported 193 Dutch victims, including an American-dutch citizen; 43 Malaysians, including the crew; and 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, 10 Britons, including a British-South African citizen, four Belgians, four Germans, three Filipinos, one Canadian and one New Zealander.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

Netherlands angered over reports of victims’ bodies decaying in the sun for days

Donetsk rebel leader Alexander Borodai said the bodies recovered from the crash site would remain in refrigerated train cars in the rebel-held town of Torez, 15 kilometres from the crash site, until the arrival of an international aviation delegation.

"The bodies will go nowhere until experts arrive," Borodai said, speaking in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Anger is growing in the Netherlands that bodies have not yet been repatriated and their loved ones are apparently being denied dignity in death.

A mother left devastated by the MH17 plane crash has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin “to send my children home”. Ms Fredriksz held up a photo of her son Bryce, 23, and his 20-year-old girlfriend Daisy as she pleaded for the return of their bodies. "I want to arrange their funeral. I can’t. I don’t know where they are. I want them back. I want my children back." Clenching their picture, she added: “Look at those people. How beautiful. They have to come back.

"Mr Putin - send my children home. Send them home. Please!" 

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corimuscounseling:

A picture speaks a thousand words.
This is what millions of people in the world probably want. This image touches my heart.
There can be conflicts, yet war and fights is not the only solution.
Peace for the children, the adults, the elderly.
Pray for Palestine, Israel, Ukraine and Russia, as well as the MH17 related families and closed ones.
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