July 23rd, 2014
08:19 PM ET

First remains of MH17 victims returned to Netherlands

Wednesday afternoon, 40 coffins arrived in the Netherlands. Finally, a small measure of dignity restored to the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight 17; six days after it was shot out of the sky.

In somber ceremony, Dutch receive the first remains of MH17 victims

Thousands of people lined the streets as hearses traveled – not to a final resting place – but to a forensic lab for identification.

A Dutch official says 74 more coffins will be flown to the Netherlands Thursday.

Saima Mohsin reports.

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