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Indonesian relatives of Ukraine crash victims hope bodies found

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:06

Some of the relatives of around a dozen Indonesians who were on board passenger jet MH17 say they hope the bodies of their loved ones will be recovered and brought home for burial. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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A family in Jakarta, Indonesia, is in shock, after a Malaysian jetliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine Thursday. One of their relatives -- 57-year-old Ninik Yuriani -- is among the victims. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) CRASH VICTIM NINIK YURIANI'S BROTHER, UGENG NUGROHO, SAYING: "All the family members hope...that her body will be found and will be returned to Indonesia to be buried..." The plane -- en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur -- is thought to have been shot down by a surface-to air missile. None of the 298 passengers survived. Another victim has been identified as Yuli Hastini, a 44 year-old Indonesian national. She perished along with her Dutch husband and two children. Hastini's sister is eager for more answers. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) CRASH VICTIM YULI HASTINI'S SISTER, ENNY WIDARYATI, SAYING: "The family members want to know the circumstances surrounding the crash and victims, we really want to know the latest on the situation." World leaders have demanded an international investigation into the plane crash.

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Indonesian relatives of Ukraine crash victims hope bodies found

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:06