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Looting claims at Ukraine crash site

Pro-Russia fighters walk in the field at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine  AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Pro-Russia fighters walk in the field at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Pro-Russian separatists have been accused of removing bodies from the Malaysia Airlines crash scene and attempting to destroy evidence - as reports also emerged that looters have been taking belongings from the scene.

National news reports claim Ukraine government have said “terrorists, with the help of Russia, are trying to destroy evidence of international crimes”.

Ukraine’s Security Council said 18sq km of the 25sq km had been explored and 186 bodies found.

Blackpool man Glenn Thomas was among those aboard the flight.

As it was confirmed investigators from the UK will join the probe into the disaster, concerns have been raised by Malaysia about the investigation as a team of 30 international observers complained of being confronted by aggressive armed rebels, blocking their access to the crash site for a second day.

They have also reportedly been unable to speak to anyone about the whereabouts of the jet’s two black box voice and data recorders.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports of looting at the site have also emerged.

 

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