The battle for control of the Malaysia Airlines crash site in the Ukraine has entered a new chapter. Now investigators are focused on the fate of victims’ bodies.
Railway workers said on Sunday bodies from the site had been loaded into refrigerator wagons at a station in the town of Torez.
A Reuters witness could see five grey trucks at the station, one of which appeared to have the refrigeration switched on.
“It’s corpses. They brought the bodies overnight,” a duty officer at the Torez station told Reuters.
U.S. and British leaders are pointing fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down the airliner.
“There’s a buildup of extraordinary circumstantial evidence,” Secretary of State John Kerry said, suggesting for the first time that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have supplied pro-Russia militants with the weapon that brought down the Malaysian jet with 298 people aboard.
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