Looters steal possessions from luggage of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

Reports coming out of the Ukraine have claimed that looters have ransacked through the belongings of those who lost their lives on when Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot from the sky.


by Closer Staff |
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The plane, which was thought to have been shot down by rebels over Eastern Ukraine, was carrying 298 passengers – ten of whom are thought to be British.

There were no survivors.

And as the news reached the families of those who lost their lives, sickeningly it’s now being claimed that cold-hearted looters have pillaged their possessions.

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Officials at the site claim they do not know how many items have been taken but worry their heartless action could hamper the investigation into the disaster.

According to eye witnesses, as luggage was pulled from the scene, many suitcases and bags have been opened and have been clearly rifled through.

There were no survivors on the flight
There were no survivors on the flight

Earlier today, US President Barack Obama made a statement on television about the tragedy and promised to offer assistance to the authorities.

He said: “The world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border. It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now we're working to determine whether there were American citizens onboard. That is our first priority and I've directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian government.

"The US will offer any assistance we can to determine what happened and why. As a country our thoughts and prayers are with all the families of the passengers, wherever they call home.”

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