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Jul 21, 2014 8:48 AM by Associated Press

Dutch tell rebels: Train full of bodies must leave

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Dutch forensic investigators told the armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet that the train must be allowed to leave within hours.

The experts from the Dutch National Forensic Investigations Team - which specializes in victim recovery and identification - also pressed for the train cars parked near the rebel-held town of Torez to be sealed. AP journalists at the site said the smell of decay was overwhelming.

Then the experts headed for the crash site itself, 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, accompanied by monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Of the victims, 192 were Dutch and another was Dutch-American.

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