Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine kills 295 - official

MOSCOW, July 17 Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:49am EDT

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MOSCOW, July 17 (Reuters) - Nearly 300 were killed when a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, an adviser to the country's interior minister said on Thursday.

"280 passengers and 15 crew died," Anton Gerashchenko wrote on his Facebook site.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska and Polina Devitt, editing by Thomas Grove)

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