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MH17 crash: 225 victims now identified

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Around 225 victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have now been identified.

The Dutch ministry of security and justice Friday said that out of 14 more who have been identified, seven were Dutch, Xinhua reported.

At the request of the embassies of the countries concerned, the nationality of the non-Dutch victims has not been disclosed, the ministry said.

A team of specialists in the army barracks in Hilversum city have been given the task of identifying the victims. It may take several months before each victim is identified, it said.

The Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over separatists-controlled eastern Ukraine July 17, killing all 298 on board.

Of the 298 passengers, 196 people were Dutch.

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