In total 225 victims of downed flight MH17 identified

The announcement was made today that a total of 14 victims of downed flight MH17 were identified this week. Seven of these 14 victims have the Dutch nationality and seven a different nationality. Including the earlier identifications, a total of 225 victims of the MH17 air disaster have now been identified.

The victims' relatives have been informed. In consultation with the relatives, the mayor of the place of residence of the victim will also be informed, if they wish At the request of the embassies of the relevant countries, information about the nationality of non-Dutch victims will not be released.

A team of specialists is working hard on the identification process, but have already stressed that it could take many more months before each victim is identified.