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Preliminary report on MH17 to be released this month: Malaysia

2014-9-04 14:23:08 (Beijing Time)         Xinhua Published


Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Wednesday night that a preliminary report on the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy would be released by the investigation committee based in the Netherlands this month, Malaysian state news agency Bernama said.

It is important to provide a guide for a more detailed investigation to find out the cause of the tragedy, Liow said when attending a party function in Jasin of Malacca.

"There will only be one report, that is from the investigation committee which we (Malaysia) are part of, no other reports will be issued, not from Malaysia or any other country that is involved, " he said.

Liow also said the remains of another Malaysian victim had been identified by the investigation committee, which made the number of Malaysian victims identified so far amount to 33.

On July 17, MH17, a Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, went down in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.