More human remains found as MH17 wreckage removed

More human remains found as MH17 wreckage removed
Wreckage removal commencing today. Picture: AP

More human remains have been discovered at the MH17 crash site in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine.

Four months after the Malaysia Airlines plane was brought down, work has started to recover the wreckage.

Rescuers say bone fragments were found after part of the aircraft was moved.

The operation is being carried out under the supervision of Dutch investigators and officials from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The recovered fragments will be loaded on to trains and ferried to the government-controlled eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The investigation into the cause of the crash is being conducted there and in the Netherlands.

All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when it was shot down on July 17 over a rebel-held area of Ukraine.

Ukraine and the West have blamed the attack on Russia-backed separatists using a ground-to-air missile.

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