Hague: 225 MH17 victims identified

Sep 20, 2014, 11:32 IST | Agencies

The Hague: The number of victims identified in the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has now climbed to 225.

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

Flight MH17
Wreckages of the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur a day after it crashed  

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 was tasked with identifying the victims.

It may take several months before every victim will be 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.

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