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Dutch: Plane Crash Site Needs Full Forensic Sweep

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Dutch experts are calling for a full forensic sweep of the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down.
 
Members of the Dutch National Forensic Investigations Team toured farm fields Monday near the eastern Ukrainian village of Hrabove, where they observed some of the victims' remains that had not yet been removed.
 
The plane was shot down Thursday. Of its 298 victims, 193 were Dutch citizens. Forensics team leader Peter Van Vilet said seeing the site was an emotional experience that gave him goose bumps despite the heat.

Investigations at the site have been hampered by the armed pro-Russia separatists who control the area.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine.
 
Najib also said that the remains of 282 of the crash victims currently in Torez are being moved by train to Kharkiv in Ukraine, where they will be handed over to Dutch authorities. The remains will then be flown to Amsterdam.
 
Najib also said that as part of an agreement he reached with rebel leader Alexander Borodai Monday night, independent international investigators will be given "safe access" to the crash site.   (AP)
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