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Homecoming for two more Malaysian MH17 victims

The remains of two more MH17 victims will arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (Aug 24), between 8.30-9.00am Malaysian (Singapore) time, said Malaysia’s transport minister.

KUALA LUMPUR: The remains of two more MH17 victims will arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (Aug 24), between 8.30-9.00am local (Singapore) time, said Malaysia’s transport minister.

In a tweet on Saturday, Liow Tiong Lai said the two victims will receive “similar honorary protocol” to the remains of 20 victims that arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

The two victims, whose identities have not been revealed, were on Friday transferred to the Schipol International Airport Cargo Complex in Amsterdam after undergoing the respective religious rites and placed in a coffin and urn.

The authorities in the Netherlands have identified the remains of 30 Malaysian victims so far.

Malaysia received the remains of 20 victims on Friday in a solemn ceremony, as the country declared a national day of mourning.

Flight MH17, which was carrying 298 passengers and crew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down in east Ukraine on July 17. Apart from the 43 Malaysians, the other passengers comprised citizens of the Netherlands, Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Philippines, Canada and New Zealand. 

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