MH17 crash: Dutch officers collating crash images to reconstruct incident
A team of Dutch officers is reportedly reconstructing the sequence of events that lead to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
According to News.com.au, police are trawling through hundreds of never-before-seen images of the MH17 crash, in a highly sensitive new phase of the investigation.
The officers in Amsterdam said it was too early to conclude what had been received, as images that were sent through after a public call for assistance were still being collected.
Lisette Koning, a Dutch police spokeswoman, said that investigators were also seeking images and video of the crash site in the time before the plane came down in a bid to piece together the incident.
Koning said that the police have asked people to upload videos and pictures from the time before the crash, during the crash and after the crash.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the identification of the bodies of MH17 crash victims could take several weeks.
According to News.com.au, Razak said, at his two-day visit to the Netherlands, that 126 coffins had been opened and examined by a multinational team so far.
Some Malaysians had also been identified among the dead but confirmations could take around two weeks, said the Malaysian PM. He added that the bodies would be brought home only after the identification process was completed.
He also assured that the bodies were being handled with dignity and that the whole process was being done thoroughly.
Along with the identification of bodies, investigators are also looking for evidence of the attack that brought down the MH17 aircraft.
(Posted on 02-08-2014)