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Bodies of Malaysia Airlines Victims Arrive in Kuala Lumpur

A plane carrying the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, RIA Novosti reported.

The bodies are due to be handed over to the victims' relatives, according to Bernama, the national news agency of Malaysia. It was unclear how many bodies were on board, but the agency reported that another plane was due to arrive with more bodies on Aug. 30.

The downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 on July 17 claimed 298 lives and triggered an international uproar, as Western leaders blamed pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine for the catastrophe and Russia maintained that Kiev was responsible for Ukrainian airspace.

An investigation into the tragedy is still under way.

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