A train arrived in Kharkiv, a city in eastern Ukraine, July 22, carrying 282 bodies of people who died in the horrific plane crash that was shot down.
It was an incredibly sad moment when a train arrived around 10am on July 22, carrying the bodies of the innocent victims from the July 17, Malaysia Airlines plane crash.
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The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said that the bodies were going to be next flown to Eindhoven to then begin the identification process.
“Preparations will be made in Kharkiv so that identification can be done in the Netherlands as well as possible,” he said. “As soon as some victims are ready to be transported, the plane will leave. After arriving in Eindhoven, the bodies will be taken to the Kaporaal van Oudheusden military barracks in Hilversum, around 100 kilometres (65 miles) away. As soon as a victim is identified first and foremost the family will be informed and no one else. That can take weeks or months.”
We feel so horrible for all of the families and we hope that they can all get some peace soon.
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We told you that the plane was shot down while it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Anton Gerashenko, the adviser, to Ukraine’s interior ministry, said the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet then it was hit by a missile from a Buk launcher.
The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, released this statement after the crash:
Today, approximately at 16:20, Malaysia Airlines plane Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur disappeared from radar. In recent days, it is already the third tragic accident after the downing of planes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces An-26 and Su-25 from the Russian territory. We do not exclude that the given plane was also shot down and emphasize that the Armed Forces of Ukraine didn’t commit any actions to strike the targets in the air.
On behalf of the state, the President of Ukraine expressed the deepest and the most sincere condolences to friends and relatives of the deceased in this dreadful tragedy. All possible search-and-rescue operations are being conducted. The Head of State addressed the Cabinet of Ministers to immediately establish the State commission to investigate the given tragedy. The President offered to involve experts from ICAO and other international structures, as well as representatives of Netherlands and Malaysia in the work of the given Commission.
We are confident that those responsible for the given tragedy will be brought to justice.
HollywoodLifers, we will keep you posted on more news about this horrible crash.
— Chloe Melas